Microsoft Will Roll Out a Windows 8.1 Update by Spring

By Kat Hannaford on at

While Windows 8.1 was only released in October, Microsoft's already confirmed an update is heading to users sometime around spring. Based on customer feedback, users can expect to see the start screen updated with discoverable search, power and settings buttons, plus easy app launching and multi-tasking from the taskbar.

Not to mention title bars at the top of full-screen apps, and a new mouse user interface for right-hand clicking and closing.

Microsoft's VP of Operating Systems, Joe Belfiore, also confirmed that the company has lowered hardware requirements for Windows, so just 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage is all that's needed. [via TechRadar]