As was widely expected, Microsoft confirmed the launch date of the RTM version of Windows 8.1 at the annual Worldwide Partner Conference currently underway in Houston.
The upcoming operating system is all set to hit RTM status in August.
And the early awaited public launch is scheduled to take place in the next couple of months. The software titan, has now, shared some more details on the RTM launch date of Windows 8.1.
Speaking about Microsoft’s announcements at WPC 2013, the familiar old Brandon LeBlanc (Microsoft’s communication manager) explained that the software titan is currently working with partners behind the scenes to make more devices ready for the holiday season.
In an excited little post on the official Windows blog, LeBlanc said:
“Tami Reller announced that Windows 8.1 RTM will be available for OEM partners in late August. This means OEMs will be able to get the RTM bits and begin preparing devices with Windows 8.1 just in time for the holidays! We’ll have more details to share in the coming months for consumers and other customers on how to get Windows 8.1.”
Redmond has already explained that it wants Windows 8.1 to spawn a fresh new wave of devices
It is reasonable to expect lots of new tablets, hybrids, and maybe even some interesting new form factors, along with new generation Surface units to go with the launch of the new operating system.