Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Microsoft Said to Speed Windows upgrades to rival Google

  1. #1


    United States
    Posts : 650
    Windows 8.1 Pro, iOS 7.1, Elementary OS

    Microsoft Said to Speed Windows upgrades to rival Google


    Microsoft Corp. plans to overhaul how it develops the flagship Windows operating system in a strategic shift aimed at keeping pace with nimbler rivals Apple Inc. and Google Inc., people familiar with the matter said. Microsoft aims to upgrade the software more frequently, about once a year, rather than every two or three years as itís done in the past, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the product plans are private. The company plans to unveil the first of these updates in 2013, one of the people said.
    Read more: Microsoft Said to Speed Windows Upgrades to Rival Google - The Washington Post

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Thanks Grant, most of us wouldn't mind a free/lower priced upgrade every year.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I really doubt it will be like yearly Windows 9, Windows 10, ect, type updates. Spending millions upon millions of dollars for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 just to have Windows 9 around the corner, not smart.

    My bet is that the Windows Blue update will be like a Windows 8.5 style update, or 8.1. It doesn't sound like a Service Pack in the traditional sense, more like 98 Second Edition. I base this off of Windows Phone 7. When it came out, it wasn't a totally feature complete platform, but great and usable. A year or so later, the Mango update notched it up to Windows Phone 7.5; although still referred to as Windows Phone 7. A year or so later, Windows Phone 8 is released where 7.5 is being notched up to 7.8.

    Microsoft most likely will be wanting to keep Windows and Windows Phone on similar development cycles to keep both the tablet PCs and phones up to date with each other and the two year phone contracts are their limit to that.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    United States
    Posts : 650
    Windows 8.1 Pro, iOS 7.1, Elementary OS


    Quote Originally Posted by brummyfan View Post
    Thanks Grant, most of us wouldn't mind a free/lower priced upgrade every year.
    LOL! Free updates are a thing I'd enjoy. Those pirates might consider ACTUALLY paying if the upgrades are $5 a piece.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    England
    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Well if they release one more sh*t OS, I might just consider moving to Apple, or even Google.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    United States
    Posts : 650
    Windows 8.1 Pro, iOS 7.1, Elementary OS


    Quote Originally Posted by Karl JR View Post
    Well if they release one more sh*t OS, I might just consider moving to Apple, or even Google.
    Well, I really am for Google's over Apples
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Posts : 419
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Karl JR View Post
    Well if they release one more sh*t OS, I might just consider moving to Apple, or even Google.
    Nobody is forcing you to use Windows.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Posts : 12
    Windows 7 Pro. x64


    I wish for the lowest price for upgrade!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Microsoft Said to Speed Windows upgrades to rival Google
Related Threads
Key Microsoft engineer defects to rival Google | Internet & Media - CNET News A Microsoft Star Goes to Google
anyone try this lately? some nice improvements. especially love that they've added keyboard shortcuts to everything! H for hints. Ctrl+Z for undo. D for deal. etc. etc. That was the one flaw I saw compared to the old version of solitaire.
Read more at: Google gooses Chrome with network speed-boost idea: 'QUIC' | Internet & Media - CNET News
Hi, My new laptop (Dell Inspiron 15RSE, 1TB @ 5400rpm, 8GB, i5-3230M@2.60GHz, AMD Radeon HD 7730M) is using the Google drive app to sync files between my Google account and my laptop. but it's using 100% of the disk speed and killing the performance of everything else. 21187 Has anyone else had...
Computerworld - Microsoft today declined to confirm whether users of Windows XP and Vista will be able to upgrade their PCs to Windows 8 when the latter launches later this year. On Monday, Microsoft spelled out the editions it would offer customers working with 32- and 64-bit Intel and...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook