Windows 8.1 is coming!
A brand new version of what’s expected to be the first major Windows 8 upgrade is currently being tested by select developers, but no other specifics have been provided.
A couple of screenshots posted on the net seems to confirm that Windows 8.1 build 9385 has been sent to developers around the world for testing purposes, as Microsoft is most likely working on the final preview version due this summer.
The next version of Windows notably brings back the Start Button missing from Windows 8, which it released in October 2012, and it includes a bevy of new features, changes and performance enhancements geared toward overhauling the platform. The company said it developed Windows 8.1 in response to feedback from Windows 8 customers.
Microsoft says PCs sold after 17 October will come with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. It’s not clear how much back inventory will still have Windows 8. However, Microsoft says it plans to release regular updates in this way to the Windows 8 operating system, a trick it’s already started using with its Windows Phone OS for smartphones. As it’s free, any PC you bought prior to 17 October that came with Windows 8 is eligible for the update.
We need start menu back!!! Good job MS!