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Windows RT 8 vs Windows RT 8.1

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  • 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,

    Dejan

    Friday, July 11, 2014 12:54 PM

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  • 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.

    --Rob

    Saturday, July 12, 2014 5:34 AM
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