Microsoft has announced that they have sold more than 100 million Windows 8 licenses, the company’s Windows 8 and Windows RT fist launched in October 2012, and by January of 2013 Microsoft had sold a total of 60 million licenses.
The 100 million figure includes Windows licenses that ship with a new PC and tablet, plus it also includes people who have upgraded from previous versions of Windows.
We recently surpassed the 100 million licenses sold mark for Windows 8. This number includes Windows licenses that ship on a new tablet or PC, as well as upgrades to Windows 8. This is up from the 60 million license number we provided in January. We’ve also seen the number of certified devices for Windows 8 and Window RT grow to 2,400 devices, and we’re seeing more and more touch devices in the mix.
Microsoft also talked about Windows Blue, which will be a major update to Windows 8, and the company confirmed that Windows Blue will be released before the end of the 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.
Microsoft did not give any specific details on when Windows Blue will be released, as soon as we get some more information on a launch date we will let you guys know.
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