Microsoft has announced Windows 8.1 with Bing, new edition of Windows will be featured on low cost devices.
As we move forward, many of these lower cost devices will come with a new edition of Windows called Windows 8.1 with Bing. Windows 8.1 with Bing provides all the same great experiences that Windows 8.1 offers with the Windows 8.1 Update, and comes with Bing as the default search engine within Internet Explorer. And of course customers will be able to change that setting through the Internet Explorer menu, providing them with control over search engine settings. This new edition will be only be available preloaded on devices from our hardware partners. Some of these devices, in particular tablets, will also come with Office or a one-year subscription to Office 365.
Previously Microsoft released Windows 8.1 Update enabling hardware partners to build lower cost devices with only 1GB of memory and 16GB of storage together with announcement Windows will be available for 0 dollars to hardware partners for Windows Phones and tablets smaller than 9-inches in screen size, we expect more vendors to come up with the low end Windows 8.1 tablets in the coming quarters.