Windows 8.1 Update 1 Release Date reportedly postponed to April 8th
Recently we reported that the Microsoft is preparing an update for its Windows 8.1 OS with several improvements and new features and certainly it is getting closer to the release but now it looks that we may not see its release on March 11.
According to previous rumor, the Windows 8.1 Update 1 release date was March 11, but new info suggests an April 8, almost a month later from what knew before. But don’t you think better later than never ?! and this delay could bring more enhancements that we thought before, who know!.
April 8th also makes sense as the Microsoft Build conference is starting on April 2 and we may find an official announcement of the update at the event including features and enhancements the update going to bring to the Windows 8.1.
Windows 8.1 Update 1 is already rumored to bring a lot of enhancements which we discussed before, and major changes will be return of the start button, pinning Metro UI to the desktop task bar making your life easier on desktop and you won’t need to switch between Metro and Desktop to open a Widows 8 app pinned on Metro UI as your favorite Metro app can be pinned on the task bar and launch from there. There will also be new contextual menus, dedicated search and more enhancements to the Internet Explorer 11.
As far as rumors go, there will be a new feature known as boot to desktop, this could be a default feature or a mixed one , like a computer without touchscreen will boot to desktop while tablets and other devices with touchscreen may get the Metro UI by default on booting.
However, there hasn’t been any official confirmation on the subject, but an update with such enhancements and features are really expected by users to get their Windows 8 devices more user-friendly. Despite the new time line for the update, the Windows 8.1 update should be ready as early as March and manufacturers across the globe should get it to start loading their new devices such as tablets and PCs with new OS.