Microsoft finally has some news for Windows RT users, announcing that Windows RT 8.1 Update 3 will roll out in September.
The company has been hard at work as it nears the release date for its latest Windows 10, which is set to hit PCs on July 29. Microsoft offered a number of updates on the process along the way, keeping users informed about the development, features and scheduled arrival of Windows 10. When it comes to Windows RT, however, things have been a bit hazy.
As a reminder, Windows RT is a watered-down version of Windows that powered the Microsoft Surface RT and its successor, the Surface 2. However, Windows RT never saw much success and Microsoft eventually ditched the OS. Neither Microsoft nor other third-party OEMs are making any more Windows RT tablets, but what happens to existing ones?
Back in January, Microsoft revealed that Windows RT-powered devices will not get an update to Windows 10. At the same time, the company said that it will roll out some Windows 10 features with a future update to the ill-fated OS, but didn't offer any specific details.
More information is now finally available in this regards, thanks to Gabe Aul, General Manager of OSG Data and Fundamentals. Aul provided regular updates on Twitter regarding the development of Windows 10, and he has now offered a tidbit of information related to Windows RT as well.
In response to a question from a Windows RT user, Aul reveals that Windows RT 8.1 Update 3 will roll out in September. It still remains unclear just what exactly this update will bring to the table, but the Windows RT platform is expected to receive at least a subset of Windows 10 features.
@jon5798 Windows 8.1 RT Update 3 will be available in September
— Gabriel Aul (@GabeAul) July 15, 2015
Windows RT 8.1 Update 3 could bring some of the built-in Windows 10 universal apps to the watered-down version of the OS, but Microsoft refuses to share additional details at this point. The company says it will have more to share soon.
Nevertheless, it's good to know that an update is still in the cards for Windows RT and it will roll out in a couple of months or so.