Though Windows 8 hasn’t been welcomed with open arms by many users, Microsoft today revealed it had sold more than 100 million licenses since its launch. It also confirmed the long rumored Windows 8 update, codenamed Windows Blue was indeed in the works and would be launched later this year. Also Read - 5G smartphone under Rs 7000: Realme confirms entry-level 5G model for India
During a Q&A session, Microsoft’s Tami Reller revealed that Microsoft had crossed the 100 million mark in terms of the number of Windows 8 licenses sold since its launch. This number includes licenses that are packaged with a new tablet or PC, as well as upgrades to Windows 8. Also Read - GTA Online new update: Brings seven new Deadline modes, special discounts and more
“Windows 8 is a big, ambitious change. While we realize that change takes time, we feel good about the progress since launch, including what we’ve been able to accomplish with the ecosystem and customer reaction to the new PCs and tablets that are available now or will soon come to market,” Reller said.
In addition to the above she also confirmed that there was an update under development codenamed Windows Blue. Though Reller didn’t go into any specifics, this would be the first time Microsoft has accepted that there is an update coming.
“Windows Blue is a codename for an update that will be available later this year, building on the bold vision set forward with Windows 8 to deliver the next generation of tablets and PCs. It will deliver the latest new innovations across an increasingly broad array of form factors of all sizes, display, battery life and performance, while creating new opportunities for our ecosystem,” she added.