It’s CES time and companies are announcing new products constantly. But The availability of Windows 8 this October would be one of the biggest news stories of the year. A lot of signs point in that direction.
During a briefing and demo session with Pocket-lint, Janelle Poole, director of public relations of the Windows Business Group, has suggested that an October release date is quite possible for the new OS. She said that Windows releases happen about once every three years, and October marks three years since Windows 7, the company’s latest OS has been released.
Still, she made sure to add that Microsoft is hitting one milestone at a time, with the next one being the public beta in February.
I remember Steve Ballmer announcing the release of Windows 7 beta build 7000 to MSDN and TechNet subscribers at CES 2009. After that, October 2009 marked the launch of the OS.
Things are similar this time around and, since Steve Ballmer also said last year that the new generation of Windows OS would be launched it 2012, it’s plausible.
After testing Windows 8 on a tablet, I can confirm that it has tons of potential.
In any case, we have you well prepared for the release of the new OS, with a lot of Windows 8 Developer Tutorials & How Tos already!
In case you missed it, here’s the main portion of the Microsoft CES Keynote where new Windows 8 features are demonstrated.