Report: Windows 8.1 to add Photo Loop and more for general availability launch

While Microsoft has released an RTM build of Windows 8.1 to OEMs and some developers, it has also been updating the operating system for its general ability launch on Oct. 18. Today, a new report claims that Microsoft will add a new feature called Photo Loop for Windows 8.1 GA, along with some improvements to its Bing apps.

The report states that Photo Loop will start taking images from a tablet's camera when it launches, and the user can then go back in the app's photo buffer to find just the right image they want to use. The article also says that Photo Loop won't work with just any Windows 8.1 device but will need special camera hardware. Microsoft's own Surface 2 will support Photo Loop, along with other upcoming, and unnamed, Windows 8.1 products.

Microsoft will also update a number of its in-house Bing apps for Windows 8.1. For example, the Finance app will let people made stock trades from within the app, for the people who loves to play the stock market while on the go. The Food and Drink app, which was introduced in the Windows 8.1 preview build, will also include tutorial videos from well known chefs for its GA update.

Source: The Verge | Image via Microsoft

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