Peter Bright of Ars Technica has the best analysis of the situation:
To call this embarrassing for Microsoft is something of an understatement. While x86 PCs have extraordinary diversity, in terms of hardware, software, and drivers—all things that can prevent straightforward upgrading—the Windows RT devices are extremely limited in this regard. Upgrading Windows RT tablets should be absolutely bulletproof. It’s very disappointing that it isn’t.
We’ll have preliminary market share numbers for Windows 8.1 upgrade cycle next week, though I don’t expect this specific bug to move those numbers too much.
Top Image Credit: Dell Inc.
- Microsoft Yanks Windows RT 8.1 Update “Temporarily” Following Discovery Of A “Situation” (techcrunch.com)
- Microsoft Yanks Windows RT 8.1 Update “Temporarily” Following Discovery Of A “Situation” (retrometrotech.wordpress.com)
- Microsoft Yanks Windows RT 8.1 Update “Temporarily” Following Discovery Of A “Situation” (jeremiahtillman.wordpress.com)
- Microsoft yanks Windows RT 8.1 update from Windows Store – CNET (news.cnet.com)
- Microsoft pulls Windows RT 8.1 update from the Store (zdnet.com)
- The Storm Beneath The Surface RT (benchmarkemail.com)
- 7 reasons why Windows RT works (reviews.cnet.com)
- Microsoft temporarily pulls Windows RT 8.1 update due to ‘a situation’ (pcworld.com)
- Windows RT 8.1 Update removed from Windows Store due to updating issues (windowsobserver.com)
- Windows RT 8.1 pulled from the Windows Store (neowin.net)