Windows 8.1, the update for Windows 8 would be getting a lot of new and improved features. Windows 8.1 is scheduled to be launched as a preview on June 26, 2013 during the Build Conference but, now, a new report suggests that Windows 8.1 update would be released as a final product on August 1 for public.
Paul Thurrott, a journalist with focus on Microsoft and also a reliable source of Microsoft related news reports that Windows 8.1 would be released as a final version on August 1, 2013.
What date will Windows 8.1 ship? 8/1. Duh. 🙂
— Paul Thurrott (@thurrott) June 7, 2013
For those of you might be wondering, the date in the tweet is the US August 1st not, the European January 1 since, Thurrott belongs to America and Microsoft headquarters are also located in US.
Another thing to notice is the source which Thurrott mentioned to be a ‘little close to the matter’ which means that the August 1 launch date for final version of Windows 8.1 is suggested to be among the options for release date.
Windows 8.1 update for Windows 8 would be getting a lot of features like Start Button on desktop, more customizable Start Screen, new tile sizes along with new apps and many more. You can read the full feature list of Windows 8.1 here or you may watch the demo video by Microsoft highlighting most of the features.
Windows 8.1 would be available as a free update for all Windows 8 users and users would be notified by Windows when the update is available and you would be taken to Windows Store where the downloaded can be started.
Source: Paul Thurrott on Twitter