We have been hearing a lot of rumors about the Windows Blue update which is supposed to be released in the second half of the year.Last month also saw the first leak of Wndoes Blue build leak and many of the blogs tried out that build on their systems.
Recently AngelWZR who closely follows the Windows Blue builds posted a screenshot which suggests that Windows Blue is dubbed as Windows 8.1 update,which is quite similar to the Windows Phone naming conventions which followed similar update numbering conventions.
Though we are yet to hear anything solid about Windows Blue features from Microsoft,we can expect them to shed some light on the same during the upcoming Build conference which is to be held in the month of June.The Windows Blue update is expected to hit RTM in the month of August.
Source[AngelWZR on Twitter]
Its been a while since we last reported about Microsoft’s much anticipated Windows Blue update.The update is expected to put the Microsoft Operating System on yearly upgrade cycle.
According to recent reports from ZDNet,Operating System is just one of the products which Windows Blue intends to put on yearly upgrade cycle,which includes products like SkyDrive,Hotmail,Windows Server and some other Microsoft products.These updates are expected to be launched this summer or fall.
The update could bring a new version of Internet Explorer,Bing and other apps and some Driver updates to improve the battery life of the portable devices and performance improvements and these updates could be released through the Windows Store.If this is really the way Microsoft going to update their products this will help them to compete against Apple and Google who follow the yearly upgrades for their products themselves.
Things are heating up with the rumors floating around Windows Blue which is supposedly the next Windows update after Windows 8.
Latest one was spotted in a big article from TheVerge which talks about dropping the Windows Brandname spotted earlier by Neowin.The article suggests that Windows Blue would be optimized to run on a smaller form factor tablets which would add 7 and 8 inch Windows tablets in picture and that would eventually mean that the hardware partners are readying themselves for the same.
All the existing Windows 8 and Windows RT based devices are of 10 inch or above screen size and if this is true then we would see a wide range of Windows tablets (Surface 7″ anyone!)with smaller screens and cheaper alternatives to their bigger brothers and would give a tough competition to the likes of Nexus 7 and the new iPad Mini.
Windows. Blue has been the talk of the town even before the launch of Windows 8, with few reports caliming that this would be the next update to Windows 8 slated for release next year.
Recent findings from TheVerge suggests that Windows Blue would introduce a new standardize approach with more regular updates for Windows and Windows Phone ecosystem.The Update is said to be having some UI changes In the platform and also the pricing of this update will be lower(or possibly even free of cost) in order to ensure that everyone install this update on their Systems.
Soon After this update release Microsoft will update the Wndows SDK Supporting the new release and will stop accepting apps Specifically built for Windows 8 and pushing the developers to move to the blue platform for apps development.However the Windows 8 apps will run on this update despite of the changes in the SDK.For upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows Blue users will need to have a genuine Windows license or the pirated Version if detected while upgrading will not allow the built in apps and Windows Store to function after the upgrade.
This is still an unconfirmed report,as none of the representatives from the company were ready to talk about this update.