The other day, a build of the next update to Windows 8 (code-named Blue) leaked online. This update shows several improvements to the “Don’t call it Metro” side of Windows 8. This update will be coming later this year presumably and will be available as an update to both Windows 8 and Windows RT.

Windows Blue for both 8 and Windows RT seems to be taking a lot from Windows Phone 8 which isn’t a bad thing in the least.  Blue is expected to bring the platform developments of the desktop and mobile closer together.

A list of what Windows Blue is expected to bring to the table:

  • The addition of small live tiles and larger live tiles (Desktop is the only tiles able to take advantage of the larger live tile
  • The ability to move multiple live tiles at the same time and change their sizes
  • The ability to change the tile accent color and personalization options have been moved to the charms bar
  • IE 11 will be included with the ability to sync tabs between Windows 8 sessions
  • SkyDrive is now deeply integrated into Windows 8 and have a myriad of options
  • New 1st apps added: Movie Moments, Calculator, Alarm and Voice Recorder
  • Multitasking has been improved; you can now snap up to 4 apps side by side

Its sounding very promising and I know more features will be added before the final release. Watch videos of  WinBeta walking through Windows Blue.


Via: windowsmania

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