Microsoft recently announced the global availability of Windows 8.1,a feature-rich update to its Windows 8 operating system, enabling customers to create experiences that keep pace with their lives—at work, at home or on the go. Consumers with a Windows 8 device in more than 230 markets and 37 languages can download the free update via the online Windows Store. Windows 8.1 will also be available on new devices and as boxed software starting Oct. 18 at retail locations around the world.
Windows 8.1 evolves the Windows vision for highly personalized computing while showcasing Microsoft’s continued commitment to rapid and responsive development.It marks a wave of new, innovative devices coming for consumers and businesses—from the convenience and mobility of tablets and 2-in-1s to the productive experience expected from laptops, all-in-ones and specialized industry devices.Many of these new devices are touch-enabled and will deliver advancements in processing power, battery life and design, across a range of price points.
“With Windows 8, we introduced an era of highly mobile, touch-enabled, and always-connected computing,” said Awawu Olumide-Sojinrin, Acting Country Manager, Microsoft Nigeria. “Windows 8.1 evolves this vision and brings together everything people do across all their devices whether at home, at work or on the go. Windows is delivering the most personal computing experience out there, making your device a unique extension of you and offering more ways to create an experience that is personal, expressive and keeps pace with your life.”
Windows 8.1 offers a host of increased customization refinements and functional improvements from personalization, and upgraded user interface and experience, to enhanced search and wide range of apps. Other features such as multitasking, productivity, cloud integration with SkyDrive, and a redesigned Windows store come with the new 8.1 OS.
Customers can go to vist the Windows Shop online to learn about the wide variety of new Windows devices available now and throughout the holiday season to find the one that best fits their needs and budgets. More information about Windows 8.1 is at blogs.windows.com.
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