Windows 8.1 to Feature Download Progress Bars on the Start Screen – Video

Live tiles could be used to display app download progress

The upcoming Windows 8.1 upgrade will pack quite a lot of helpful improvements, some of which are designed to allow users to easily customize the Start Screen appearance and its features.

It turns out that Microsoft is also planning to introduce a new download progress bar that might be displayed just under the Live Tile and thus allow users to track the download of specific apps.

Just like writes, such a feature could enable Windows 8.1 adopters to easily update their apps, without even launching the Windows Store.

Of course, Microsoft won’t comment on these reports, at least not before the public version of the operating system comes out. According to sources familiar with the matter, this is very likely to happen in June at the BUILD developer conference in San Francisco.

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