CNET News reports that PC makers have been relieved by Microsoft’s announcement that a new Windows 8 update is expected by the end of the year. The upgrade is due to arrive on October 26 bringing lots of features that have given PC manufacturers hope for a revival of the computer market.
At the beginning of the week, Microsoft disclosed their intentions to release an update for their latest operating system Windows 8; thus, hoping to make up for the troubles they have caused to PC makers. Recent reports have shown that Microsoft’s software is one of the factors that have led to a record low PC sales percentage determining the company to take measures. After carefully studying clients’ complaints, Microsoft is certain that the upcoming upgrade will solve most, if not all of the problems.
PC makers in Asia wee not indifferent to Microsoft’s announcement. They have appreciated the company’s efforts and expressed their optimism in relation to the future of the computer market. Executives at Taiwanese PC maker, Acer Inc. have been very pleased that Microsoft has adopted their suggestions. They recommended the American company to focus on providing professional software services to customers who don’t need touch technology. As a consequence, Windows 8 could return to the traditional look that has made it popular, even though customers will be able to perform the same tasks that Apple and Samsung users can.
Windows co-head, Tami Reller did not disclose many details about the revamped Windows 8. She reassured analysts and customers that all glitches have been fixed. The software company is not relying solely on improved software to compete against other well-known firms; the Windows makers will also adopt a more price-competitive approach by dropping the costs of some of their devices. It is unclear for the moment whether Windows 8 users will be able to benefit of as many apps as Apple and Android users as the company did not make any declarations in this sense.