Oct 18, 2013

Windows 8.1 released globally today

The Long waited version of windows that is windows 8.1 was announced today and its availability all over the world including india."Beginning today, consumers with a Windows 8 device can download free update via online Windows Store. Over the next few weeks and months, Windows 8.1 will also be available on new devices at retail locations," Microsoft India said in a release.

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, Microsoft said.The new OS 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, it added.The Windows 8.1 provides a more confortable and versatile start screen with variable tile sizes,different background designs and also woth different colors.It includes the Bing search,smart Sky Drive syncing and some changes to the start screen.Here the Start button acts as a familiar point of navigation and here the users can see all their apps in the All Apps view.Facing stiff competition from Apple's iMac and Mac Book as well as tablets eating into PCs share, Microsoft, which once ruled the desktop and laptop markets, launched Windows 8 last year.

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