Windows RT Update 3 released with Start Menu in tow
If you're still rocking a Windows RT device, it looks like you can start pulling down the long-promised Update 3. It's not a major update by any means, but it does bring a new start menu along for the ride.
The start menu isn't a full Windows 10 replica, but it's good to see its arrival nonetheless. You can see shots of it in action below, provided by Twitter user @teroalhonen:
As previously noted by Microsoft, Windows RT users won't be able to take advantage of Universal Windows 10 apps with this update, so keep that in mind. Also, it's likely that this will be the last update for Windows RT, which never really got off the ground due to its inability to run x86 programs.
So if you're still clinging to a Surface RT, Surface 2, or any other ARM-based Windows RT device, you should be able to start pulling Update 3 down via Windows Update.
Source: Tero Alhonen (Twitter); Via: WinSuperSite
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The only thing that runs on the desktop are the office apps, as long it doesn't mess with the overall touch UX and is easily resizable I'd understand why people would want to update. But if not, hide it quick before it installs automatically lol. Edit: Oops I meant office apps not mobile apps lol.
It's always good to have options.
Either way, it's insulting.
I understand stopping major development on the RT platform, because without future RT devices, NO developer will write apps for it anyway.
But at the VERY LEAST, I would expect for Microsoft to continue development of their promised vision for Surface- ie, touch Office and continued development of their Music, Video, OneDrive, Mail, People and Skype apps!
.. Re 50% off on a new Surface 3 would or buy back of my Surface 2 at a REASONABLE VALUE would be appreciated.
The MS Store is offering around like than $60 for my 64GB Surface 2 with Type Cover. INSULTING.