Yes! Microsoft announced at last, the official start updating Windows 8.1 – it will take place on October 18. On this day, stores will begin to appear in the box with the OS and new devices created under it. Windows 8 users will have access to update the Windows Store through the store the day before, on October 17.
The final version of Windows 8.1, the so-called assembly RTM (Release to Manufacturing), go to computer manufacturers and partners in the coming weeks, so that they have the opportunity to prepare for the scheduled start time of the. By the way, the official blog of Microsoft advises users to mark October 18 in red in the calendar:
The operating system is Windows 8.1 includes enhancements to happy with Windows 8. For example, Microsoft has included, among other changes in the operating system instead of the Start button, the transparent area, seizing touch multitasking environment, added support for smaller living units, as well as a platform optimized for 7 – and 8-inch tablets. But PC performance has shown a great benchmark for windows 8 with respect to windows 7 and windows vista.
Although the company does not say anything about what the new equipment should be expected on October 18, I think, in the coming months, the public will see a lot more compact devices that are running Windows 8.1. Among them, according to rumors, there will be a 7-inch tablet version of Microsoft Surface.