Microsoft confirmed that the long rumored update for Windows 8 code named Windows Blue will be arriving later this year. The confirmation was made by Microsoft on its blog on Monday. As per Microsoft’s Tami Reller, the update will allow Windows to run on devices of all different display sizes, form factors and battery life. This should tend to smaller 7 inch Windows 8 powered tablets designed to compete with the 7.9 inch Apple iPad mini and the low-cost 7 inch Android tablets led by the Amazon Kindle Fire. Also, there are some circulations of the rumors that the update will allow for smaller sized Windows tablets. The update will offer options to businesses and consumers for work and play, and will enable Microsoft to respond to feedback from those using Windows 8 and Windows RT.
Reller also claimed that the number of apps in the Windows Store has increased 6X since launch, providing more apps than iOS had available after its first year. She also gave the news that 250 million Windows Store apps have been downloaded. However, the number of certified devices for Windows 8 and Windows RT is up to 2,400 with more touch screen devices being added to the roster.
Microsoft also stated that 100 million licenses have been sold for Windows 8, up from the 60 million licenses sold by January. This figure also incorporates licenses that are shipped along with a new PC or tablet, as well as devices updated to Windows 8.
Source : phonearena