More images and videos of the forthcoming Windows 8.1 reveal themselves

More images and videos of the forthcoming Windows 8.1 reveal themselves
In addition to some newly uploaded videos highlighting some of the updated apps, we have some pictures to share of some of those apps as well.

The Windows Store is now opened for leaked builds of Windows 8.1, and it has been completely redesigned, though the “your apps” page looks the same. There is new functionality in that apps will update automatically if you want.

Another application that has been completely redesigned is the weather app and frankly, it is simply impressive. The functionality is deep and interaction looks great. You can even access historical weather patterns and find content on weather dependent activities in an area (like to plan a skiing trip).

Xbox Music has had some significant updates to it as well, but the look is familiar. Alarms we have seen before, but it is still neat to look at. The Windows Store will also work well in portrait mode if you have a tablet. We have gathered the images and a few videos below.

Windows 8.1 will be available as a preview version beginning June 26th. Do you think Windows 8.1 is shaping up well?

sources: BAV0 games (Twitter) via The Verge


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23 Comments

1. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

Still no Start Menu... Good thing I got StartIsBack!

3. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Notice they don't mention that, the single biggest gripe people have with the new layout. I went back to my Win8 laptop from my Vista machine for a bit last night. It was a PITA, no other way to say it. Everything seemed to take 2-3 times as long as on my older laptop. And for some reason my touchpad was constantly freezing. Whenever I'd press the left button, the trackpad would be non responsive for around 20 seconds. Doubt that's hardware. Why didn't I get a Windows7 machine when I had the chance?!

5. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I'm running Windows 8 on my desktop, it's always been fast and fluid for me. There was a little bit of a learning curve and it took me a while to do things at first, but after about a week I was just flying through it.

22. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

On a desktop, it's definitely good, because there is performance improvement over win 7..The problem is using win 8 on laptops because of pathetic Touch pad's.

9. Maxwell.R

Posts: 218; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

A start "button" will return to the desktop, but it is not looking like the "menu" will return, the "Start Screen" is the deal. Apparently Microsoft is set on that.

13. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

that has got to be the hardware as win 8 is extremely fluid.

14. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

fact is people hate to learn new things they like to stick to old stuff little longer

18. daniel_bargs

Posts: 325; Member since: Nov 27, 2010

So now it is Windows 8, would you keep on hating or just jump in because you dont have a choice? Windows 8 run on Celeron just fine!

20. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Listen, to everyone saying it can't possibly be the software, how does hardware explain a 20 second freeze out on the trackpad? It may get better with updates but I should've stuck with my rule, never get a new OS for a few months after launch. I did the same with my Vista machine, and it's only in the last year & a half that it's running right. I'm glad everyone else is happy, but just because you like something & it works ok for you, it doesn't mean that'll be that way for everyone else. So no need to start telling me what I need to do to fix the issue. Some college friends who were computer majors are on it.

6. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Good thing I never put Windows 8 on my PC.

7. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Yeah, Doors 2.013 is much better. :P

19. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

lol, keep telling yourself that. you do realize that the the UI is not the only thing thats changed?

11. AnTuTu

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

An awesome OS is just getting better.

2. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

linux ftw

15. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

linux is garbage although its free an free doesnot mean its awsom lack of everything and way to slow pease dont make me write the whole list of things that is crap about linux

21. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Yeah.. and you know what? Even Mac OS beats Linux. So does Windows. We all know you hate Nokia and Microsoft, so I prefer you to don't go full retard.

4. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

I love Windows 8 Pro. My laptop is very fast and never bugs or hangs. Touch pad gestures are awesome, because they make using this os a pleasure.

8. weevil81

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 16, 2013

Coming from Vista, I was pretty skeptical about Win8 and the lukewarm reviews heightened that! But I wanted something modern on modern hardware so I welcomed the challenge. Alas I went with Win8 and suffice to say I find it very easy to use, my productivity isn't affected and the experience has been very good! I have all the programs I need; I keep my start screen trimmed with all the shortcuts I need and routine ones on my taskbar. Within a day I was moving around very easily on the OS.

10. mottykels

Posts: 387; Member since: May 15, 2013

Thats why IloveW8

12. lorenzattractor

Posts: 68; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

There's a lot of talk about Windows 8.1, but what about Windows Phone 8.1???

16. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

good point win8 is fine but wp8 needs atention

17. krimHD

Posts: 106; Member since: May 23, 2012

was going to say that, what about windows phone 8.1? that is what we really need..windows pro will surely do well.its wp8 we're more concern about.

23. FerneyZan

Posts: 113; Member since: Jul 21, 2010

No idea what everyone is fuzzing about.. I have 2 Win 7 PCs and two Win 8s as well, and they all work fine. The one thing I do like about Win8 is that is crazy fast.. So far,, I have not experience a single freeze or anything.. Now, if you tend to spend a lot of time on the internet where you shouldn't, they blame ur lack of performance on viruses.. No matter what anti-virus program you have installed, your PC will always suffer if you keep wondering around porn and game sites and other places.. Just Saying.. :P

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