Windows 8.1 arriving on October 18
We had heard rumors that the Windows 8.1 update would be arriving some time in October this year but now we finally have the proper release date.
According to a blog post on Microsoft’s Windows blog, the Windows 8.1 update would be released to the general public on October 18 at 12:00 a.m New Zealand time. The Windows 8.1 would also be available at retail outlets and pre-installed on new devices on the same date.
For those unaware, Windows 8.1 is the first major update to the Windows 8 operating system and brings many new changes, such as Internet Explorer 11, integrated Bing search, Skype and SkyDrive integration, UI changes and that Start button that everyone missed so much. A preview of the 8.1 update is available for download on the Windows Store, with an RTM releasing shortly and the final version on the previously mentioned date.