Quantcast

Microsoft says Windows 8 update coming this year



Steven Sinofsky, president of the Microsoft Windows group, delivers his presentation at the launch of Microsoft Windows 8, in New York, on Oct. 25, 2012. AP FILE PHOTO/RICHARD DREW

NEW YORK—Microsoft said Tuesday it has sold more than 100 million licenses for the Windows 8 operating system launched six months ago, and will release an updated version later this year.

“Windows Blue is a code name for an update that will be available later this year, building on the bold vision set forward with Windows 8 to deliver the next generation of tablets and PCs,” said Microsoft chief marketing officer Tami Reller in a blog post.

“It will deliver the latest new innovations across an increasingly broad array of form factors of all sizes, display, battery life and performance, while creating new opportunities for our ecosystem.”

She added that Windows Blue “is part of a broader effort to advance our devices and services for Microsoft.”

Reller noted that “we recently surpassed the 100 million licenses sold mark for Windows 8,” including for new devices and upgrades. That is up from 60 million in the latest company update in January.

Commenting on the lukewarm response to Windows 8, Reller said the new operating system “is a big, ambitious change.”

“While we realize that change takes time, we feel good about the progress since launch, including what we’ve been able to accomplish with the ecosystem and customer reaction to the new PCs and tablets that are available now or will soon come to market,” she added.









Recent Stories:

Police see wife’s hand in Pastor slay 4 mins elapsed Misuari makes appearance in Sulu 6 mins elapsed Peaceful progress still elusive in PH – study 22 mins elapsed NPA in Bukidnon claims taking 2 soldiers as ‘prisoners of war’ 29 mins elapsed Suspect in Abu Sayyaf kidnappings in Sabah nabbed in Tawi-Tawi 35 mins elapsed UP coach Rey Madrid ejected, could face suspension anew 37 mins elapsed NBI also pursuing ‘love angle’ in Enzo Pastor killing 51 mins elapsed Binay: Makati even saved millions from controversial building 55 mins elapsed
Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

  • Tot Khan

    Piece of crap!

  • Bulagas

    garbage



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement Advertisement
Advertisement
Marketplace