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Windows Blue hides 4K display support, tons of new feature

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    Windows Blue hides 4K display support, tons of new feature

    For all the controversy surrounding Windows 8, it's a solid OS under the hood. And based on a list of API clues discovered by a former Nokia and Silverlight developer, it should only get better with the Windows Blue update.

    Based on an extensive examination of the software APIs found within Windows Blue (now offically called Windows 8.1 by Microsoft), developer Justin Angel compiled a lengthy list of more than 25 features that he says will be included in the updated OS: the possibility of ultra-HD "4K" screen support, lock-screen calls, HDR photo support, better multi-screen formatting, and much more.

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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Let's call it...Windows 8.1!

    Very interesting stuff, cannot wait for 4K touchscreens!
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    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    Interesting read, thanks for sharing.

    Decided not to touch these leaked builds but can't wait to get an official release in my hands. Everything I have read and heard tells it's going to be quite an experience, especially if you already the 8 as I do.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro

    I kind of want to see picture backgrounds on the Start Screen. Honestly, it just add more richness to it than anything, and considering there will be baby tiles; more of the background will be seen I would bet than right now.

    So excited for baby tiles though! And HUGE tiles! A lot of possible potential lies with a huge tile, it could allow it to be a little more "widgety" with music players. The app tile could have playback controls.
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin

    That does sound interesting.

    It is possible MS will do it again. After Vista came 7. After 8 came 8.1

    We will see. I am ever optimistic.
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    At this point I really don't care about any new update other than the split screen ratio. Whoever the genius at MS that thought 1:4 ratio was a good idea.
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    New Zealand
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    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    cannot wait for 4K touchscreens!
    If I can ever afford a 4K screen, any fingers getting close to it are going to get cut off.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit

    I too, haven't touched a leaked build. I don't mind waiting for an official release. I honestly hope I don't end up being as disappointed with 8.1 as I was with 8.0. It sounds like they at least tried to address some of the short comings of the Metro UI. Well stuff that I consider a short coming anyway. 4k touchscreen? You win the lotto?
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    South Coast NSW, Australia
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    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Let's call it...Windows 8.1!

    Very interesting stuff, cannot wait for 4K touchscreens!
    I can.

    One, because they're touch, for which I have no need, use or desire, so won't countenance the price premium (which there will be).

    Two, because here in Oz, they'd cost you your first-born child.

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    Tropical Island Pair a Dice
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    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64

    Nice info, looks like there will be some good improvements.

    Will see next month.
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