|Microsoft has been listening to the complaints about Windows 8 and plans to do something about them. The company announced today Windows Blue, an update to Windows 8 that will improve and add a host of features to the operating system, which was released last October for laptops, desktops and tablets.|
"When we set out to build Windows 8 we set ourselves up for a mobile computing change. All the changes were necessary to make that forward progress – adding the store, building out the store, adding apps and touch and an entire new user experience," Tami Reller, Microsoft's chief marketing officer and CFO for Windows, told ABC News. "It was a great foundation and there is a lot to build on."
Since releasing Windows 8, Microsoft has sold over 100 million licenses, however users have said that the software changes were confusing. Recently, analyst firm IDC blamed Windows 8's "radical changes" and "removal of the familiar Start button" for one of the steepest declines in PC sales in history. Windows Blue, which will be out before the end of the year, plans to address those grievances.