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Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update Next Week
InformationWeek / 8/6/14
Microsoft announced on Tuesday that Windows 8.1 will gain several new features next week -- but whatever you do, don't call the package "Update 2." Rumors throughout the spring indicated that Microsoft would issue two significant Windows 8.1 updates ...
Microsoft denies Windows 8.1 Update 2 plans
bit-tech.net / 8/6/14
Following the release of the mandatory Windows 8.1 Update 1 in April, press reports have claimed that Microsoft is planning a Windows 8.1 Update 2 release with numerous enhancements, changes and bug fixes. Similar in scope to the original Update 1, Update 2 was reported to be ... What the company will be releasing next week is a small batch of patches that add minor improvements and new functionality to the Windows 8.1 operating system. Most impressive among these is new application programming ...
'Free' Windows 9 could lead to a meltdown for Microsoft
Inquirer / 8/5/14
MICROSOFT MIGHT BE PLANNING a fresh start for its beleaguered Windows operating system by offering a free upgrade to Windows 9. Windows analyst Mary Jo Foley has cited sources that claim Microsoft plans to end fragmentation of Windows while ...
Microsoft Contemplating Windows 9 Giveaway For Windows 7, Vista And XP Users
Game Debate / 8/5/14
The various Windows OS, while still an absolutely massive network of operating systems, faces stiffer competition than ever before from the likes of Chrome OS, Apple OS X, and now Android. Of course there's also been consistent rumours in regards to a subscription service for Microsoft's upcoming operating system, something which would indeed go hand in hand with a free upgrade deal. If users were given a year's free subscription to Windows 9 during the one-time upgrade it could certainly boost numbers, but ...
Microsoft To Give Away Windows 9 For Free To XP & Vista Users?
Techtree.com / 8/5/14
The move could be aimed at keeping users of older platforms within the Windows environment, rather than having them move to Google Chrome or Apple's OS X. ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley cites rumours of Microsoft cutting some sort of a deal with users of its older operating systems, in a blog ... Microsoft has made similar moves in the past in order to kickstart adoption of its latest operating system. Also given the insanely large number of users still stuck on Windows XP, a freebie might be the only thing that gets them to ...
Windows Phone Growth Slows As Apple Market Share Bounces Back
TechWeekEurope UK / 4/30/14
Research from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows Apple made gains in Australia, Europe (including the UK) and Japan – the only major market where iOS is the most popular operating system. Sales in the Asian country were boosted by NTT DoCoMo's ...
Android leads US smartphone OS market in Q1
Telecompaper (subscription) / 4/29/14
... Android led smartphone operating system share in the United States with 57.6 percent share, up 8.3 percent points from 49.3 percent the prior year, according to a new report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. iOS took the No. 2 smartphone OS spot, with ...
Windows Phone's market share slipping in Europe, says Kantar
Cable.co.uk / 4/29/14
New smartphones sales data shows Windows Phone's market share in Europe is beginning to slide. The market share of smartphones running Microsoft's mobile operating system is beginning to slide in Europe, according to new sales data from kantar ...