The software giant,
With this development, consumers with a Windows 8 device in more than 230 markets and 37 languages, can now download the free update via the online
Accordingly, Windows 8.1 will also be available on new devices and as boxed software starting
However, Windows 8.1 evolves the Windows vision for highly personalized computing while showcasing
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," Awawu Olumide-Sojinrin, Acting Country Manager, Microsoft Nigeria, said, adding that "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."
Accordig to her, Windows 8.1 offers a host of increased customization refinements and functional improvements, including the following:
An improved and more customizable Start screen offers variable tile sizes, more background designs and colors so each Windows device looks unique and personal to the individual.
In addition, customers can choose how to start their Windows experience -- at the Start screen or directly in the familiar Windows desktop-while all their Windows devices stay in sync with their Microsoft account.
More familiar, easy to navigate:
As an iconic part of the Windows experience, Windows 8.1 brings back the Start button as a familiar point of navigation. An updated apps view lets users see all their apps at once for easy access and new clicks and cues, as well as a Help + Tips app that getsthem up to speed quickly.
Simply swipe or type from the Start screen and
Wide range of apps, services from the Start
Windows 8.1 is the most complete out-of-the-box experience. It offers a range of apps and services from the Start screen, allowing customers to quickly and easily do the things they love on Windows,such as catching up with friends and family via
Internet Explorer 11brings enhanced touch performance, speed boosts, and synchronized browsing history, favorites and settings across all Windows 8.1 devices.
Windows 8.1 also provides native support for 3-D printing, meaning it will have plug-and-play support for 3-D printers, enable apps to seamlessly print 3-D jobs and understand 3-D file formats.
The best for multitasking and productivity:
. Windows 8.1 includes the display and use of up to four apps side by side, flexible windows sizing for each app on the screen, the ability for one app to launch another app, and improved multi-monitor support so users can view the desktop or apps from the
Deep cloud integration with SkyDrive
Windows 8.1 makes it easier than ever to work from anywhere and know that files are always accessible-- across devices and locations. With SkyDrive, users can create, edit, save and share files anywhere, anytime, on whatever device they're using.
A beautifully redesigned
The new design of the
Fresh layouts and categories,such as New & Rising, make it easier to stay uptodate on the hottest new entries to explore.Personalized recommendations use the Bing advanced recommendation and relevance system to help find new favorites.
And with Windows 8.1, apps are updated automatically by default, so users always have the newest and best version of any app,such as Fresh Paint, which now includes watercolor, a new graphite pencil set and a new clean, modern user interface for the latest painting or drawing creations. New and updated apps are also continually being delivered to the Store including Afrinolly, Facebook, Hulu Plus,
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