At Microsoft’s BUILD conference that is set to start later today, a Surface RT has been spotted running Windows RT 8.1 Preview (build 9431). The demo tablet showcases many features that we are likely to see in Windows 8.1.
With Windows 8.1, there are going to be a lot of changes that mostly address users’ concerns with Windows 8, most notable of which is the re-inclusion of the Start button. The Start screen will feature Metro tiles of various sizes, and we should also see more Metro settings to customize the Start screen along with the launch of Internet Explorer 11. Windows 8.1 will also see improved built-in apps and new additions like Reading List, Bing Food & Drink, and Bing Health & Fitness.
The Windows Store is also getting a makeover and will now include more information on new releases and automatic app updates. We should have a more definitive listing of changes and new features once the keynote kicks off later today at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.