Microsoft is believed to be working on a new Start button that could see daylight as soon as this summer, together with Windows 8.1, the first important upgrade for the current Windows 8.
The Windows 8.1/Blue build
that got leaked over the weekend, however, doesn’t show any sign of a potential Start button, but instead focuses on the new Start Screen released with Windows 8.
If reports are true, Microsoft might bring back the Start button because of customer feedback, as many Windows 8 adopters have been disappointed with the tech giant’s decision to abandon this particular Windows feature.
What’s more, it appears that some high-profile Microsoft executives, including CEO Steve Ballmer himself, insisted for the return of the Start button
in Windows 8.1, even though the Windows division had initially wanted to stick to the Start Screen and improve it with a bunch of new options.