Windows 8.1 Update 1 to run Metro Apps on the desktop

Windows 8.1 logoMicrosoft hasn’t said a thing about Windows 8.1 Update 1 until now, but there are plenty of details available out there, all of them still unconfirmed but someone representing the Redmond-based tech giant.

As we’ve reported to you recently, a new build of Windows 8.1 Update 1 has recently been compiled, which means that Microsoft advances with the development process of the future release, so partners are already trying it out as we speak.

Windows 8.1 Update 1

But here something that’s even more interesting.

Word is that Microsoft is planning to make Modern apps run on the desktop in Windows 8.1 Update 1, so it turns out that the software giant has sped up the development process and the feature would be here a lot earlier (previous reports claimed that it could debut in Windows 9).

Twitter user AngelWZR, who previously leaked some pretty important details regarding Microsoft’s future projects, revealed that an existing build of Windows 8.1 Update 1 already comes with options to run Modern apps on the desktop. And still, he says that they “don’t look like the classic windows.”

Another important change that he says is already in Windows 8.1 Update 1 concerns Microsoft’s cloud-based storage service.

SkyDrive has already been renamed to OneDrive in Update 1, as the Redmond-based software giant has recently announced a name change that’s supposed to help it settle a trademark dispute started in the United Kingdom.

Keep in mind that we can’t tell for sure whether these new details are indeed accurate or not, as Microsoft refuses to talk on new projects, so take everything here with a pinch of salt.

New screenshots showing the latest testing builds of Windows 8.1 Update 1 should set things straight in this matter and according to recent reports, they should reach the web in just a couple of days.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: Microsoft, OSes, Windows 8.1

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
You can use a security key instead of having a code sent to your phone
 
Adobe says that the AI can now achieve the intended result in seconds
 
A new security protocol replacing the aging WPA2
 
Download and install at your own risk, of course
 
More iPhone parts likely to be produced by Samsung
 
Starting on Friday, video views on YouTube will start to be counted by the Official Charts Company
 
LG has already announced two new V-series members in 2018
 
The method is blocked and the hack doesn’t work, it adds
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (10)