Windows 8 OS Development Reportedly Set To Finish In Summer, Launching This October
If anybody ask’s you about your operating system, Windows would be the one you speak and discuss while it is still the world’s most wanted and recognizable OS. My answer would be the same and the second goes to Linux Ubuntu, because of its open source, easier to install side by side on my Windows 8 OS. When talked about Apple’s OS X over the last decade, the company’s products and software have been so famous in the technology world, with Mac OS X taking its place in popularity these days, stealing the fruit from the Microsoft Software giant.
Since the public showing that they are ready to adopt smartphones and Tablet PCs as their main computing trend leaving Microsoft to rethink the strategy. The Redmond company with the introduction of Windows 8 in Microsoft’s answer to this change in trends, hoping that the radically redesigned operating system will allow them to compete with Apple and Google across the desktop PC and tablet markets as well.
After pushing out the The latest Windows 8 Developer Preview and a few days ago rolled out the Consumer Preview of Windows 8 to the public to experience the begining of the trend. At the Mobile World Congress and from the official Consumer Preview of Windows 8, the software looks like it will be extremely popular and has already gained a huge fan base who are eagerly awaiting the official launch of the finished product.
There has been no word made by Microsoft officially yet about the original launch date, but Bloomberg are today citing sources who are familiar with the proposed schedule, claiming that Microsoft will finish development of Windows 8 this summer with the public likely to see a full and final release by October this year.
If this would be a true report, then October launch would come exactly three years after the launch of Microsoft’s currently running Windows 7 OS. A launch in October would more than likely prove to be good business for Microsoft, allowing them to capitalize on the holiday shoppers who may just have that latest Windows 8 tablet or laptop in mind for a loved one.
The reports also claims that the Windows 8 Final is set to roll out including siupport for both Intel based devices and ARM devices at the same time. Launching Windows 8 in October would give Microsoft plenty of time to market their new operating system, and a new range of Windows 8 based tablets for the holiday shopping season.
Janelle Poole, who is Director of Windows Public Relations has also been quoted as saying that they were keen to keep their “every three years” schedule, bringing further support to the October 2012 claim to launch Windows 8 on the same day.