Microsoft has begun supplying the final code for the eagerly anticipated Windows 8.1 to manufacturers of devices running Windows.
The release seems somewhat keen compared with previous code releases on older operating systems, but the reasoning behind this is due to the complexity and variety of modern day systems and devices. Windows 8 is the first touch compatible operating system, meaning it can be run on tablets as well as desktops and laptops. The additional time offered by Microsoft gives manufacturers and Windows developers scope for code alterations if any devices encounter problems.
Manufacturers producing pre installed Windows 8.1 devices now also have plenty of time to test and change new devices that will ship with the new OS already installed.
Despite the early release to manufacturers, the public release date will remain as October 18th.