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

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

Q5 blackberry

Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

Ishwar Maradi