WordPress 3.8 Parker is now released and live. This is a Visual Update and updates the Admin backend and comes with a brand new Magazine based theme. This is a semi-major update. The update timeframe is also much quicker based on the new development process by the Automattic team.
WordPress 3.8 Features:
Modern new Design
WordPress hosted now has a similar look to the admin area, similar to WordPress.com with a dark , responsive design with a number of themes to change the colours of the Admin Area.
TwentyFourteen – a new Magazine Theme
WordPress 3.8 also comes with a brand new theme which we have uploaded to our WordPress Demo site. Please click on the image to view the new theme in action.
Better theme management
Other Updates (more details coming soon)