Microsoft is in the process of preparing for the launch of Windows 10, but the firm does not intend to abandon its old terminals so far. Proof of this is that it will update the Surface RT and Surface 2 at the start of the school year in September. And be careful because this information comes straight from Gabriel Aul and therefore from the chief engineer in charge of the brand's operating systems.
Gabriel therefore published a message on Twitter recently to discuss the deployment of a new version (Update 3) of Windows 8.1 RT. Deployment which would be scheduled for the month of September.
The content of this update has not been made public, so we don't know anything about what's new and what improvements it will bring. At least not yet.
Universal applications will they make their debut on Windows 8.1 RT Update 3?
However, speculation has been rife for several hours.
A lot of people think this update will mark the arrival of Universal Apps on the platform, with a twist of Continuum as a bonus. Others believe that it could embed the last two flagship tools of the firm. Which ? Cortana and Edge, of course!
After all, if Microsoft really wants to impose its voice assistant and its new web browser on the market, it won't necessarily have a choice.
One thing is certain anyway. Windows 8.1 RT Update 3 will not go as far as Windows 10. If you want to take advantage of all the functions and improvements of the OS, then you will have no choice and you will necessarily have to migrate to a Surface Pro .
Mind you, their price has dropped quite a bit over the years so maybe now is the time to invest. Unless you'd rather wait for the launch of the Surface Pro 4 …
@ jon5798 Windows 8.1 RT Update 3 will be available in September
– Gabriel Aul (@GabeAul) July 15, 2015