Today's is just one big day of release announcements! First, it was the rollout of the Amber Update for the Lumia 920 that we reported on and now, we’ve been informed that the Windows 8.1 update is ready for a global rollout as well.
Microsoft is all set to release Windows 8.1 on the 17th of October at around 3 a.m. India time. The update will be free for all Windows 8 users and will be available through the Windows Update feature built into the OS.
With Windows 8, Microsoft is taking a rather different approach when it comes to updates. Windows 8.1 isn’t just a “big fat update” or “just a service pack with a fancy name,” but rather an update that actually adds a lot of new features to the operating system and tweaks the older ones. For starters, it’s bringing back the Start button, along with tweaking significantly how Search works. There’s some new features as far as lock screen goes too. You can read about all that is new in Windows 8.1 in our preview.
While Windows 8.1 Preview has been out for a while and has had its fair share of bugs, we’re pretty excited to see that the final version of the update will be rolling out in a day. The only pre-requisite to getting this update is that your machine be running Windows 8, sort of a given.
Source: Windows Blog