We’ve seen quite a lot of leaks about the Windows 8.1 Update 1 in the past few weeks. It even made it’s way on to the internet, with the latest rumor suggesting it will come out in April later this year.
Turns out it could be correct as Microsoft announced the Windows 8.1 Update 1 will launch in Spring later this year, and is more focused on improving the Windows 8.1 experience for mouse and keyboard users.
During the pre-MWC conference, Joe Belfiore stated that the update 1 will focus on three things. It will improve the experience for non-touch users. Secondly, it will offer more hardware options and enable our partners to build lower cost hardware for a great Windows experience at highly competitive price points, and lastly, the improved compatibility for education and enterprise.
“We shipped Windows 8.1 in under a year in response to customer and partner feedback, and we’ll continue to refine and improve Windows to deliver a productive and delightful experience for all users on all devices. And, you’ll see us continue on a more rapid release cadence where we deliver ongoing value to all your Windows devices. Over the next few months, we’ll continue to deliver innovation and progression with an update to Windows 8.1, coming this spring. We’re especially excited about several things I want to preview with you here,” says Joe Belfiore.
He also confirmed some of the features that will be a part of the upcoming Windows 8.1 update, including discoverable search, power and settings on Start, easy app launching switching via task bar and a title bar on top of modern apps to close and start the apps.
Microsoft didn’t gave an exact date when the Windows 8.1 Update 1 will be available (and the Redmond-based giant hasn’t named the update yet, but it’s known as the Update 1 by the rumor mill). We’re expecting the company will shed more details on it at the upcoming Build Conference in April.