Windows RT 8 vs Windows RT 8.1


  • Hello all!

    I'm starting to port Windows Phone 8.0 application to Windows tablets (Windows RT). Should I aim to Windows RT 8.0 or Windows RT 8.1 SDK?

    Where could I find some user current usage statistics or comparison between this two versions? Is the majority of them still on Windows RT 8.0? What do you think?  :)

    Thank you for all info.

    Best Regards,


    Friday, July 11, 2014 12:54 PM


  • Windows 8.1 is a free upgrade and has been out a while. I don't know the specific stats, but my guess would be that most people--especially those who would be buying apps--have upgraded.

    Something else to consider is that if you target Windows 8.1 you can write a Universal app to also target Windows Phone 8.1. You'll only need to port once and then you'll be able to use the same code for both platforms.


    Saturday, July 12, 2014 5:34 AM