Microsoft Confirms Windows 8.1 Branding, Can Be Downloaded For Free From Windows Store

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Microsoft today confirmed that the upcoming update for Windows 8 codenamed Blue will be branded as Windows 8.1 for public release. At a recent conference, Tami Reller shared that Windows 8.1 will be a free update to Windows 8 for consumers through the Windows Store. She also reiterated the goal of delivering continual updates to create a richer experience for Windows customers. Windows 8.1 is part of that and continues the journey.

Today, there are more devices – and choice – allowing you to pick the right Windows 8 device that meets your needs. Windows 8 provides a great experience for consuming and creating content, for both work and play and on the go. And you’ll immediately benefit from continual updates – whether it’s from app updates through the Windows Store, performance updates through Windows Update or the Windows 8.1 update later this year.

Microsoft is going to share more about Windows 8.1 in the coming weeks. Also the public preview of Windows 8.1 available starting on June 26, timed with the Build developer conference in San Francisco. The preview will be available for Windows 8 and Windows RT.

Source: Windows Team Blog



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  • hushv

    nice

  • Emi Cyberschreiber

    it was expected but at least, not that its confirmed by Microsoft people wont ask the same question “will it cost?” nonstop.
    its good! now i cant wait for preview,im sure its a better win8, since i used a leaked versión and it was really good the improvements.

  • http://twitter.com/surilamin surilamin

    They should have charged for it. They’re going to charge for 8.2, mind as well get the complaining over sooner rather than later.