The update to Microsoftâ€™s Windows 8 operating system that will do things like add a Start button (of sorts) back onto the platform will start rolling out in New Zealand from midnight on October 18, the company has confirmed.
However, it wonâ€™t just be New Zealandâ€™s residents that will be able to download it from then, as Microsoft said it would also start rolling out globally. It will also come pre-installed on new devices bought after this date.
Brandon LeBlanc, senior marketing communications manager of the Windows group, said:
â€śWindows 8.1Â continues the visionÂ we began with Windows 8 and is an example of our commitment to continuous innovation and improvement for our customers. And Windows 8.1 brings many improvements in areas like personalization, Internet Explorer 11, search which isÂ powered by Bing, built-in appsÂ including a few new ones, anÂ improved Windows Store experience, andÂ cloud connectivity with SkyDriveÂ (andÂ much more) that people will enjoy.â€ť
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