The upcoming OS from Microsoft called Windows 8.1 was previously called Windows Blue, which is about to hit the market. It comes with several new features, which according to the company will change the important aspects of the operating system for computers, laptops and mobile devices. This upcoming operating system will certainly going to give the users a good time with some of the most incredible features and functionality, which you can enjoy the best with better touch screen experience and with some of the best computing potentials. Well, let’s check some of the rumors for Microsoft Windows 8.1 in the following paragraphs:
What is Windows 8.1 or Windows Blue?
Windows Blue can be called as a new version of OS - Windows 8, which Microsoft is about to bring in the market. Instead of releasing the same in service packs, the company is all set to embark with this OS unlike the Apple did with its OS X. As per the Windows officials, the company promises a number of innovative features and wide range of elements like better display, good battery life, and good performances for different set of devices. Thus the Windows 8.1 is likely to give a number of options and features for business class users while the other users also enjoy a number of cool options for work and play.
The release date of Windows 8.1
Officially the Windows 8.1 was launched by the company at the Microsoft Build developer conference in San Francisco on June 26. However, the users still have to wait to get its final glimpse. Its free version is likely to be available by the end of 2013 along with certain new hardware for the Windows Blue during the eve of Christmas. As per the company, Windows 8.1 would be released on 17th October 2013 in United Kingdom and Europe, while you will soon see Windows 8 celebrating its first anniversary.
The newly introduced features of Windows 8.1
There are several interesting and new features, which the upcoming OS – 8.1 is about to embark with. As per the rumors, Windows 8.1 will promise personalization and better apps, which means you can personalize this OS in a more effective way. The lock screen will show you a slideshow of pictures, while you can even use the camera of your device running on this OS without actually logging inside it. You will find a number of backgrounds and colors for the start screen. The new Start screen will offer smaller and larger title sizes along with choosing the multiple apps instantly along with resizing and uninstalling them. All your newly installed applications will not be able to add over the Start screen automatically rather it can be shown over the new section of the apps menu.
The Windows Store and Search
In Windows 8.1, you can see an updated version of Windows Store wherein you would be able to see its redesign which will display additional amount of information over the search bar shown at the top. The listing can be seen in a more descriptive manner and can have the related application section, which will help in finding out new apps. As far as the search section is concerned, you can use it via Charms bar wherein you can find global search results, which would be powered by Bing for getting good results. You can work with it for a number of things over the web, files, SkyDrive, applications, and for other actions.
These are some of the rumors of the upcoming Windows 8.1 operating system, which have been appearing over different forms of media. However, when you will see this OS finally embarking in the market, the real charm or gleam would be unleashed.
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