North Korean Windows fans, rejoice! Microsoft announced today that a Windows update coming on Oct. 20 will allow Windows users to align their PCs with the recently announced North Korea time zone.
“Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has implemented its own time zone with UTC +8:30,” Microsoft wrote today in a short post on its Daylight Saving Time & Time Zone Blog. “… Microsoft is planning to release this update on Hotfix server on October 20, 2015.”
Microsoft said a couple of months ago that it was “investigating creating a new time zone” to accommodate the North Koreans’ move to reestablish the time zone they had before Japanese colonial rule began in the early 1900s.
The Windows update will also end Turkey’s daylight savings time earlier than usual and will introduce an 11-week daylight savings time for Fiji, Microsoft said.
Google and Apple have not, as of yet, committed to supporting North Korea’s time change.