Windows 8.1 will officially go live on October 18, with Microsoft working on several improvements, new features and bug fixes as we speak.
But it turns out that the tech giant is also working on what’s being called “Spring 2014 GDR,” a larger software update that could be delivered in early 2014 to both desktops and tablets.
The General Distribution Release updates are usually aimed at Windows Phone, but The Verge is reporting that Microsoft’s future update is actually supposed to bring its platforms closer by implementing several significant changes.
While no specifics have been provided, Microsoft will continue to improve Windows 8.1 on a monthly basis using its regular updates, but the early 2014 release would be larger than all the other patch cycles.
It’s believed that the release of Windows 8.1 Spring 2014 GDR might take place at the same time with the launch of Windows Phone 8.1 and thus help Microsoft roll out a new round of improvements for all its “modern” platforms.