Windows Blue to simply update Windows 8

The latest information on the upcoming Windows Blue operating system is that the upcoming software will simply update Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 by adding a number of new features, essentially acting as a Service Pack to the latest Microsoft Windows operating system.

The source is a leaked screenshot of a system running Windows Blue that clearly shows an updated version of Windows 8 Pro that shows as Windows 8.1 Pro. Despite the name change Microsoft is expected to keep on selling the updated OS as Windows 8.

Windows Blue is expected to come out this summer with a number of changes and improvements including Internet Explorer 11, improved modern UI PC settings, enhanced SkyDrive, new tile sizes, new split-screen application options, new gestures, more personalization options and new applications. Furthermore the OS update will close the gap between Windows 8 and the mobile Windows Phone 8 operating system by tying services between the two. This is the reason why a Windows Phone 8 “Blue” update is expected later this year.

The upcoming Windows Blue may also signal the end of the free Service Packs for Windows provided by Microsoft. As expected the update will be cheap but will not be free – just like Apple sells the updates to its Mac OS X operating system.


Source: Hot Hardware

Related posts

Motorola to upgrade its Moto E smartphone

Motorola to upgrade its Moto E smartphone

It is always nice to have the latest and fastest smartphone there is but in reality few people own such devices due to a simple reason – they tend to be expensive. Most smartphone sales are done in the mid-range market segment where most people look for a device that has everything they need at...

More on Nokia X

The Nokia X smartphone has been in the news for some time now due to an unusual feature for a Nokia smartphone – this will be the first company device that will run Android right out of the box. In addition another strange thing is that Nokia turns to Android after years of trying to impose...

NVIDIA exhibits the GeForce GTX TITAN-X

NVIDIA exhibits the GeForce GTX TITAN-X

NVIDIA has thrown the bomb at the on-going GDC 2015 by showing the rumored GeForce GTX TITAN-X video card, which will be the company’s flagship graphics card on the latest Maxwell architecture. Unfortunately NVIDIA did not disclose any details on the new card but it will be one of the fastest 3D...

Leave a comment