Well, you don’t hear this all too often. It’s either smooth standard sailing, or dipping numbers. But Microsoft’s revamped modern operating platform has now begun stirring interest levels in tablets and other touch enabled devices.
As a result demand for Windows 8.1 is starting to increase.
According to this report that cites channel retailers, consumers are curious about the experience on tablets and hybrids, and have started to buy these feature rich devices powered by Microsoft’s latest operating system.
Asus, for example, is now expecting sales of its Windows 8.1 hybrids to reach the highs of 12 million units, while at the same time admitting that this shift of focus will negatively impact its laptop lineup.
Anyway, ultimately this would be good news for Redmond. Microsoft worked closely with its hardware partners in making sure that these new devices are optimized out of the box, while at the same time trying to ensure that Windows 8.1 becomes a better product than the core vanilla Windows 8.
And not to mention, the technology titan already promised an absolute avalanche of new products by the time its new OS launched — meaning hardware vendors were ready and prepared this time.
The company also brought along two of its latest Windows 8.1 devices soon after launching the new operating system, the second generation Surface tablets, Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2.