Microsoft had released the Windows 8 operating system to make it compatible for touch-screen computers and tablets. Within months of its launch, it was an instant hit among the users, due to the presence of new features such as Tiles and a Start screen, which made it more user-friendly. Now, Microsoft has stated that they are planning to launch the Windows 8.1 operating system, codenamed as Blue. As stated by them, Windows 8.1 is an updated version of Windows 8, and will be available to the device makers by August 2013.
There will be a gap of two months between the new Windows 8.1 operating system being delivered to device makers, and to consumers. The device makers will get enough time to test-run the OS, and find any bug or issues that may be present. If present, then it will be easier to resolve these before the official launch is done. According to reports from ZDNet, Windows 8.1 is being put through the last round of inspections, and will be released most probably in August, and as said earlier the consumers will have to wait until October. All the information will be available from contacting the Windows support number.
Some of the consumers had issues with the lack of a Start menu button in Windows 8, which was replaced by the Charms bar. They will be happy to know that the Start menu button will be present in the Windows 8.1 operating system, thus making things easier for them. Along with this feature, a vast number of utility and design enhancements can be checked by referring to the Windows support number. These enable the inclusion of support to all smaller devices that run on the Windows operating systems.
It is apparent from the frequent updates on the website that more advanced options can be expected in Windows 8.1, as compared to Windows 8. One of the main features is the presence of a new Help and Tip App, which will help first time users to learn about the windows 8 operating system, and avail related instructions. This app includes six heads viz. Basic actions; Your account files; Start and apps; Settings and What’s new. And it may prove to be more user friendly as compared to the Windows 8 operating system.
The Windows 8.1 operating system is thus being eagerly awaited, and the options that it offers can only be seen once it is officially available to consumers.