Microsoft Corp announced the global availability of Windows 8.1, an update to its popular Windows 8 operating system, enabling customers to create experiences that keep pace with their lives – at work, at home or on the go. Beginning today, consumers with a Windows 8 device can download the free update via the online Windows Store. Over the next few weeks and months, Windows 8.1 will also be available on new devices at retail locations.
Windows 8.1 evolves the Windows vision for highly-personalised computing while showcasing Microsoft’s continued commitment to rapid and responsive development. It marks a wave of new, innovative devices coming for consumers and businesses – from the convenience and mobility of tablets and 2-in-1s to the productive experience expected from laptops and all-in-ones. Many of these new devices are touch-enabled and will deliver advancements in processing power, battery life and design, across a range of price points.
Speaking about the launch of Windows 8.1, Amrish Goyal, General Manager – Windows Business Group, Microsoft India said, “Windows 8.1 comes within a year of Windows 8, reiterating the fact that Microsoft is constantly listening, learning and evolving to enhance user experience. Windows 8.1 builds on our vision for mobility and touch-firs, bringing together everything you do across all devices whether at home, at work or on the go”.
Windows 8.1 offers a host of increased customization refinements, functional improvements and new innovation including highly personal, more familiar and easy to navigate, enhanced search, wide range of apps and services from the Start, multi-tasking and productivity, deep cloud integration with SkyDrive, and redesigned Store.