Microsoft has today announced a new version of Windows that will only be available to OEMs, it will be called Windows 8.1 with Bing, and will be sold to manufacturers at a lower cost than Windows 8.1.

It will however only be available pre-loaded on devices, and will not be released to customers as another version of Windows. It will also be available with “particular tablets” according to the company.

The main difference between Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 with Bing is that the Bing version comes with Bing as the default search engine, which can of course be changed by the user, allowing them to choose any search engine that they desire.

Windows 8.1 with Bing will also come with either Office, or with a one-year subscription to Office 365.

Microsoft will also allow developers to create more apps for the system.

Microsoft have also said that we can expect to hear more details about new Windows 8.1 with Bing devices over the next few weeks.

Source Microsoft

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