It also underscores how we are moving more quickly to improve the Windows experience for customers.
In this post, I wanted to share a little bit more about the update for Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.
As Joe mentioned here, today we’re announcing two important updates to the Windows platform: Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update.
With these updates, we continue to refine and improve Windows based on feedback from customers to deliver ongoing value to all their Windows devices.
Joe’s post goes into detail on all the awesomeness that’s in Windows Phone 8.1(Cortana is rad – trust me!
) but also gives some great context around our new engineering culture in the Operating Systems Group now that we’re in this mobile-first, cloud-first world.
Since the original introduction of Windows 8 in 2012, we have been continuously refining the experience, and we are making steady progress.
More than 40 percent of Windows PCs at big box retailers, like Windows Stores Only at Best Buy, this past holiday season were touch-enabled – up from only 4 percent a year ago.
As Joe recently said at Mobile World Congress, customer satisfaction for a device running Windows 8 with touch is actually higher than it was for a PC running Windows 7 without touch.
We believe deeply in the notion that delivering a compelling personal and modern experience across all the devices that matter in your life should not mean sacrificing familiarity.
Windows 8 and 8.1 were first steps, and we continue to make refinements based on customer and partner feedback.