Windows 8 users may not have to wait until “Blue” for much-needed improvements to core apps
Tami Reller, the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Marketing Officer of Windows at Microsoft, last month admitted in an interview with ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley that first-party Windows 8 apps are far from perfect in their current state. Now the veteran scribe is reporting that updates to first-party apps bundled with Windows 8 might be available much earlier than previously believed.
Microsoft is currently said to be “dogfooding” the apps in question. Another app reportedly being trialed at the company is an updated version of the Outlook for Windows RT app, but Foley’s contacts have yet to provide her with a set time frame for its release. This is apparently on account of some sort of battery-related issues with the app.