New Windows 8.1 Build Is Leaked Online

Posted: Aug 13 2013, 9:01am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 13 2013, 11:56am CDT , in Microsoft Windows


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New Windows 8.1 Build is Leaked Online

Near-final build of Windows 8.1 is leaked online. Test version build 9471 reveals built-in tutorial, help tips, pre-installed Skype and more features.

Microsoft's latest Windows 8.1 final version RTM is expected to be launched soon. A near final build 9471 is leaked online on Monday. It reveals new navigation tips and a built-in tutorial that will help troubled users to solve their issues. This is for the first time that Microsoft adds such built-in tips and tutorial to address user complaints.

The Verge leaked some details of this test version build 9471 ahead of Windows 8.1 few weeks later expected RTM launch. This "near-final build" is a 64-bit version of Windows 8.1 Pro. This leak suggests that "some intriguing changes around the usability of Windows 8.1 across touch, the keyboard, and the mouse. Microsoft is changing the way its context menus work in Windows 8.1, and helping users discover how to use the OS."

New features like built-in tutorial, Skype and Help + Tips app are unveiled in this leak. New backgrounds for the Start screen, Health & Fitness apps, Food & Drink apps are also added. A new row of three dots on application bar to show a visual of additional settings options for apps like Mail, People and Calendar are also available in this build.

No Facebook and Flickr integration is shown in this built. Rather Photos app shows a complete SkyDrive integration but Facebook and Flickr are missing. Users can upgrade Windows 8 for free to Windows 8.1 but not known when. As Microsoft has not yet announced that when it will launch consumer version of Windows 8.1. But ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley reported that consumer version of the Windows 8.1 will be available in late October.

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