Agence France-PresseAugust 27, 2013 14:16
Microsoft on Tuesday began sending a revamped version of Windows to makers of computers, smartphones or tablets powered by the software.
"We've hit an important milestone for Microsoft," Windows team executive Antoine Leblond said in a blog post.
"In many ways, this marks a new day for Microsoft, reflecting a number of rapid-release firsts."
Developers of applications tailored to run on Windows devices were irked, however, to find out that they will not get their hands on the finished version of Windows 8.1 until it hits the market in October.