Microsoft CEO Says ‘A lot of people’ were surprised at Windows 8 launch
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said “a lot of” people were surprised by Windows 8.1’s release.
Speaking on Twitter, Nadell said: “Lots of people are surprised that we released a major new update in the first week of November.
A lot of them were expecting us to do something different.””
The good news is that we’ve been working on Windows 8, and that’s been going well.”
The release of Windows 8 has been a huge success, with Windows 8 users spending over 4 billion hours upgrading to the new operating system.
Windows 8 is set to be available to buy this month, but Nadello said there was no timetable for availability.
“I think it’s important to remember that we had a very hard launch,” he said.
“We’ve spent a lot of time getting the Windows team to build a strong foundation for Windows 8.”
Nadella said he was “very happy” with the release of the Windows 8 update, which he described as “a major improvement over Windows 7”.
The upgrade to Windows 8 is scheduled for October 15, although the company has yet to announce pricing details.
Nadell also said he expected Windows 8 to continue to “change” with Microsoft continuing to improve Windows and the OS’s ability to run on ARM chips.
“That’s going to continue,” he added.