In a Weibo communiqué, Chuwi breaks the wall of silence on Windows 8.1 with Bing running on Intel’s CPU:
There are two Weibos from Chuwi there. Let’s begin with the one at the bottom, which is like a “retweet” of an earlier one they sent out yesterday.
[Smug smile] [smug smile] I will not tell you are writing a small Chi Brush tutorial ~ Yeah, not far from the release Win8 firmware friends – who forwarded directly to the download link when private letter ~
Chuwi has given certain people early Windows 8.1 with Bing firmware to flash to their new VX8 3G tablet. They hint they’re working on a flashing tutorial for others. Sounds good, right?
Hang on there. This is what they sent the next day, today:
目前Win8固件Bug较多，小驰在纠结要不要放出//@coodol2: 何时 windows 8.1 固件提供吗？8 月的报价吗？我想知道具体的日程安排吗？
Firmware Bug currently Win8 more small Chi entangled or not to release // @ coodol2: when windows 8.1 firmware provides it? August offer? I want to know the specific schedules?
Weibo user @coodol2 asks when they intend to release the tutorial.
Chuwi says that there are firmware bugs in Windows 8.1 with Bing and they might never release it.
Teclast and Onda are two prominent brands selling Windows 8.1 with Bing tablets. Users have reported bug after bug — but neither vendor will say that the firmware itself — that they are supplied with — is buggy from the start. Users are left wondering what the problems are.
It’s time for Microsoft, Intel, and the Windows team to get All Hands On Deck to fix this.
Intel has poured a ton of money into Chinese tablet manufacturers.
Microsoft woke up to the importance of China by offering a special Windows 8.1 with Bing for free to many manufacturers.
But none of that matters if the firmware they’ve given those tablet makers is buggy and creates user frustration!
How many times is shit like this going to happen? When do companies wake up to the fact they have to get it right the first time? — because there’s never a second chance.
Get it all fixed, Intel, Microsoft, and Windows team!