The Windows 8.1 release date is scheduled on October 18th and the last build shows that it is quite a stable operating system compared from what it used to be. Windows 8.1 which will go live in after few weeks is expected to offer better user experience out of the box.
Analysts who have reviewed the last build of Windows 8.1 feel that the developers have taken many ideas from their very own Windows Phone 8 OS. The Windows 8.1 will come with several new changes which will make the operating system even more user-friendly.
Windows 8.1 which is codenamed as Windows Blue will offer three dots like the Windows Phone 8 OS which will show up the application bar with more settings and options for various apps like Mail, People, Calendar and other preloaded apps. The OS also offers tips on using pre-loaded apps that are to be used by swiping.
The developers of Windows 8.1 are also introducing a new feature called ‘Help + Tips’ which will allow users to see video tutorials so that they can easily get around the OS, view desired files and perform basic actions and use the settings. Help + Tips comes with plenty of videos, visuals and text that will make the users understand what makes the Windows 8 different from all the previous Windows OS editions.
The introduction of Help + Tips is a great move by Microsoft because users of Windows 8 were not aware of many of the features that were actually present on the OS. Another interesting about the Windows 8.1 update is that Microsoft is supply Skype as one preloaded apps for the OS.
The most desired change to the Windows 8 OS will also arrive through the Windows 8.1 update. Instead of booting to the Metro Interface, the ‘boot to desktop’ option will allow users to directly land up on desktop when they start their PC.
Another striking feature of the Windows 8.1 update is that the developers will bring back the good old ‘Start’ button. Instead of letting you access your applications as it used to be in the previous Windows versions, the Start button will offer better customization. It features different tile sizes like large, wide, medium and small and through it you will be to arrange your tiles and give name to the groups.
The Windows 8.1 update can be downloaded and installed for free through the Windows Store. By the time Windows 8.1 actually arrives on October 18th, you can still use the preview edition of the new update. Once it arrives, even future Windows 8 powered PCs will come with Windows 8.1 preloaded on it.