Windows 10 packs a number of new features over Windows 8.1, including Tablet mode, which allows users with 2-in-1 devices to use a small Start menu when using a keyboard and mouse and a full screen Start menu experience when using a touch-enabled device. However, such functionally is highly unlikely that will be part of Windows 8.1 RT Update 3. Instead the software maker will be rolling out a version of the Start menu that we have seen on early builds of Windows 10 Insider Preview. The reason is because the new Start menu found in the final version of Windows 10 is built using XAML and new API’s that are only found in the new version of the operating system. This is how the new Start menu for Windows RT might look like:

However there are still a few unclear specifics, such as if the company is planning to offer the same windowed app experience found in Windows 10 or apps will simply open in full screen mode, and what other improvements will be part of the update. Nevertheless, these a welcome additions considering that Microsoft has already stopped the development of Windows 8.1 RT, but it’s still planning to release new features. Source Microsoft via WinBeta All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.