Windows 8.1 will be released in October
Apparently, Windows 8.1 will be officially released in mid-October. At least, so says Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet. According to her, the RTM version of Windows 8.1 (Release to Manufacturing) will be released to OEMs by the end of this month. Moreover, Microsoft itself confirmed its intention to reduce the time window between publishing OS for manufacturers and launch to market for consumers.
All this means that the final version of Windows 8.1 will likely be available in October, and it has its own logic, since the hardware partners of the company will not miss a strong holiday season. In support of this claim is leak of a new build (9471) operating system over the weekend, which looks almost complete. However, in the period before the release of devices with Windows 8.1 and the update is available for users of Windows 8, Microsoft will continue to work on the platform and the elimination of errors.
Users who hope to get early access to the RTM version through your account on MSDN or TechNet will be disappointed, as Microsoft does not intend to submit the final Assembly stage before commercial launch of Windows 8.1.