One Web site claims the spring update to Windows 8.1 won't just be a traditional service pack.
An expected update to Windows 8.1 could reportedly boot directly to the traditional Windows desktop, bypassing the tiled "Metro" start screen.
Microsoft pushes the spring update for Windows 8.1 into RTM mode and sends it to PC partners, according to The Verge and Russian leaker Wzor.
Microsoft's new ship target for its coming Windows 8.1 Update 1 may have shifted from March to April, according to sources.
Leaked on various file-sharing sites, the alleged update could provide better support for the mouse and keyboard, The Verge reports.
Leaked screenshots of an upcoming update show an option to open Windows Store apps from the taskbar.
Windows 8.1 Update 1 could include some under-the-hood changes to reduce memory and disk space requirements for cheaper tablets.
Alleged screenshots of Windows Blue have hit the Web just as Microsoft is said to have reached the halfway mark in the development of the Windows refresh expected this year.