Microsoft confirm faster update cycle for Windows RT
In the latest post on the Building Windows 8 blog, "Collaborating to deliver Windows RT PCs", Microsoft made a comment about how the Windows RT software will be provided to consumers.
It's the last part I found most interesting.
PC makers will provide Windows RT PCs as integrated, end-to-end products that include hardware, firmware, and Windows RT software. Windows RT software will not be sold or distributed independent of a new Windows RT PC, just as you would expect from a consumer electronics device that relies on unique and integrated pairings of hardware and software. Over the useful lifetime of the PC, the provided software will be serviced and improved.
It has been assumed that Microsoft wouldn't stick to the same "major version every 3 years" release schedule for Windows RT but this is the first time I'm aware of any kind of confirmation from the Softies
This post is specifically about Windows RT, although I hope they adopt the same release cadence for Windows 8 as well.