After plenty of rumors and leaks, Microsoft have officially announced that the highly anticipated Windows blue update, will indeed be released this year.
"Windows Blue is a codename for an update that will be available later this year, building on the bold vision set forward with Windows 8 to deliver the next generation of tablets and PCs. It will deliver the latest new innovations across an increasingly broad array of form factors of all sizes, display, battery life and performance, while creating new opportunities for our ecosystem. It will provide more options for businesses, and give consumers more options for work and play. The Windows Blue update is also an opportunity for us to respond to the customer feedback that we've been closely listening to since the launch of Windows 8 and Windows RT. From a company-wide perspective, Windows Blue is part of a broader effort to advance our devices and services for Microsoft", said Tami Reller Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Microsoft, in a Q & A meating
Julie Larson-Green, corporate vice president for Windows announced at the Wired Business Conference (May 7) that the company would be unveiling the update toWindows 8 at Microsoft's annual BUILD conference, which is scheduled to happen from the June 26 to the 28. However, the Preview version of the update will be made available for only a few people, while the fully finished product should come later this year, she said.
Although Microsoft hasn't commented on the release date of the final version, it is expected to be released in beginning of Q4. There should be information on the features of the Windows 8.1 (Blue) update at the end of June. Gizbot will keep you updated on that.