Microsoft: Windows RT update is coming around the time of Windows 10 release

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Back in January, Microsoft announced that Windows RT devices like the Surface RT and Surface 2 would not be receiving Windows 10 when it launches on July 29th, but instead will receive an update that includes some of Windows 10’s features. Since then, we’ve not really heard much about this mysterious update. At BUILD, the company reiterated that an update will be available for Windows RT users, but didn’t specify what the update would bring or when it would be coming.

When Microsoft published the Windows 10 FAQ a few weeks ago, it answered a number of questions regarding the release of Windows 10. It also answered one of two burning questions regarding this upcoming update for Windows RT users. The FAQ states that the update Windows RT users are expecting will arrive around the time of Windows 10’s release:

If you’re running Windows RT, your device won’t upgrade to Windows 10, but we will have an update for you around the time of Windows 10 release.

This is the first time the company has given a time frame for the update, which is definitely good news. Admittedly, ‘around the time of’ is not a definitive answer, and knowing Microsoft, ‘around the time’ can be anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. More so, we’re still not sure what this update is for, and what it brings to the table. In January the company briefly mentioned the update would bring some of Windows 10’s functionality to Windows RT… but how? What does that mean? What features will we be getting? Is it Windows 10 Mobile for tablets? Is it Windows 8.2? We simply don’t know as Microsoft is yet to detail the update fully.

Hopefully the company will detail the Windows RT update in the coming weeks leading up to Windows 10’s release, but in the meantime what are you hoping to see in this mysterious Windows RT update? Leave us your comments below!

Thanks for the tip, Nick!

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