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After months of rumors, Microsoft on Monday confirmed that it is readying an update to Windows 8 for later this year.Windows Blue Update Coming Soon: 100 Million Windows 8 Licences Sold [allthingsd.com]
Code-named Windows Blue, the update will enable Windows to run on a wider range of devices (read: smaller-screen tablets). In a blog post, Microsoft said the update will also respond to some criticisms of Windows 8 and Windows RT, but the company didn’t go into specifics.
“Windows Blue is a codename 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,” Microsoft’s Tami Reller said 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.”
This number includes Windows licenses that ship on a new tablet or PC, as well as upgrades to Windows 8