Taipei, Taiwan – Software giant Microsoft has unveiled the updated version of its Windows 8 operating system at the world's second-largest computer show in Taipei.
Tami Reller, chief financial and marketing officer of the company's Windows Division, said that Windows 8.1 would be available on both PCs and tablets later this year.
Speaking at the Computex show on Wednesday, Reller said the 8.1 update took into account feedback from consumers on the Windows 8 system, which has received only lukewarm reviews.
Once the most substantial presence in the computer industry, Microsoft, has been working hard over the past two years to cope with the rise of tablet computing, and the resulting erosion in PC sales.
Microsoft's own tablet has a 4% market share, far behind that of industry leader Apple.