Microsoft revealed on Monday that a new Windows 8 update will be available by the end of the year. The upgrade is named Windows Blue and it is meant to solve many of the glitches that have been spotted by users since the launching of Windows 8, PC World reports.
The recent operating system from Microsoft, Windows 8 has been subject to numerous critics on behalf of users. As a matter of fact, the majority of the users have turned to Android-based devices as Google’s operating system is much more modern and easy to use. In spite of the negative reviews, Microsoft continues to promote its new software; the company announced on Monday that an update will be released until the end of the year to solve all the problems that consumers were complaining about.
The upgrade will be compatible with all forms and sizes, according to Microsoft’s declaration. The company further declared that Windows Blue will provide many more options for businesses and consumers. Tami Reller, Microsoft’s chief marketing officer and chief financial officer told the press that “The Windows Blue update is also an opportunity for us to respond to the customer feedback that we’ve been closely listening to since the launch of Windows 8 and Windows RT”.
Windows 8 was launched in October last year, but failed to meet consumers and analyst’s expectations. It was purposefully created for devices featuring Intel processors, whereas Windows RT was designed for ARM-based devices. Users perceived the operating system as very difficult compared to the previous versions of Windows; it is actually believed that Windows 8 caused PC sales to decrease, hence the Windows Blue update.
Reller further declared that the company is generally satisfied with the progress that Windows 8 has registered since the launching. She denied accusations claiming Windows 8 is responsible for PC sales drop and insisted that the decrease was determined by the advent of mobile and convertible devices.