Its seems like Microsoft is folding its sleeves to fight the battle with it's competitors as Microsoft is going to roll out the first major update for Windows 8 nearly a year of it's launch. This major update of Windows 8 (which is known as Window 8.1) will be available to existing Windows 8 users as a free update that they can download from the Windows Store starting at 4 a.m. PDT on October 17, 2013. It will be available at stores on the next day. Microsoft stated in it's blog on releasing day that, "Windows 8.1 continues the vision we began with Windows 8 and is an example of our commitment to continuous innovation and improvement for our customers,"
At the end Microsoft said "It’s very exciting to be delivering Windows 8.1 to consumers just before Windows 8 celebrates its one-year anniversary,"