Microsoft has finally announced Windows 8.1 Update 1, which is set to be arriving this Spring for all Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 devices. Update 1 is set to improve the operating system for mice and keyboard users, whilst improving the underside of the operating system to allow it to run end hardware.
Microsoft has clarified that with Windows 8.1 Update 1, changes to mice and keyboard users does ‘not’ degrade the touch experience. In fact, they still ‘love’ touch within Windows. Update 1 is set to include a new context UI menu for the Start Screen, Power and Search buttons on the Start Screen, familiar window controls for Modern UI apps, and easier multitasking between Modern and Desktop applications with the taskbar.
Under the hood changes include reduced hardware requirements, meaning the operating system can now run on hardware with as low as 1GB RAM and 16GB storage. This is a great change as it allows for a whole new load of devices running Windows 8.1 to be sold.
Windows 8.1 Update 1 is set to arrive this Spring, and we fully expect Microsoft to talk more/release the update during its annual BUILD developer conference, which takes place this April. Check back at WinBeta.org for more news regarding Microsoft and Windows 8.1!
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