Microsoft could skip third Windows 8.1 Update

Windows 8.1 logoCan we look forward to more Windows 8.1 updates in the future? Well there have been rumors suggesting that there could be a third update to Windows 8.1 in the works, but now according to a report from ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, there is a good chance that the third update could be canned.

Instead what Windows 8.1 users can look forward to is a minor update which has been pegged for a release in August. So what’s the deal? Well apparently Microsoft is currently focused on getting Windows Threshold/Windows 9 ready which is why they are opting to forgo a third update in favor of that.

According to Foley, “But others said the operating systems team is leaning toward putting all the wood behind the Windows 9 arrow, while continuing to deliver small monthly updates and fixes to Windows 8.1 until Windows 9/Threshold arrives.”

Unfortunately not much is known about Windows Threshold/9 at the moment, although one of the rumors claims that Cortana could be one of the new features making its way into the OS. Foley’s sources have also suggested that Microsoft could be offering some kind of deal to existing Windows users where they could possibly upgrade to Windows 9 for free, much like what Apple has done where future OS X upgrades will be free.

We have also heard the rumors that Windows Threshold/9 is expected to be released this year as a public preview and that its final release could be in the mid-late part of 2015. In any case take it with a grain of salt for now, but hopefully Microsoft will come forward and shed some light on this themselves.

Source: Ubergizmo

Tags: Microsoft, OSes, Windows 8.1, Windows 9

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)