Windows RT Update Will Add Only Some Windows 10 Features: Microsoft
Microsoft is reportedly working on a Windows 10 update for the versions of its Surface tablet that run Windows RT, however the update will only bring some of the functionality of Windows 10.
After the Windows 10 briefing on Wednesday, it was assumed that Windows RT is pretty much dead, because Microsoft announced that the new Windows 10 OS is not for Windows RT-based Surface tablets. Not just that, the Surface 2 tablet on Microsoft official store in the US went out-of-stock the next day, giving more fire to rumours. But a report from Cnet on Wednesday suggests that there is still an update in the pipeline.
During Q&A at the Next Chapter event the company had only said that it is “working on an update for Windows RT as well.” But later in a statement to Cnet, Microsoft noted that “Surface Pro 3 (and the entire Surface Pro lineup) will update to Windows 10. We are working on an update for [the Windows RT version of] Surface, which will have some of the functionality of Windows 10. More information to come.” Microsoft declined to comment further.
(Also see: Windows 10 to Be a Free Upgrade for Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8.1 Users)
Last year in July, Microsoft had released a test patch to fix failed automatic and user updates from Windows RT to Windows RT 8.1, and since then, there has been no activity from the company’s side for Windows RT.
by techtalks @TechTalks January 29, 2015 8:26 AM UTC