Windows 8 to debut in October.

Bloomberg is reporting that Windows 8 is coming to be launched in October. It will be running on both Intel and ARM systems.

Windows 8 is going to set a stage for personal computers and tablets and will include devices running on Intel Corp and ARM Holdings Plc chips. This support for these two systems will be very convenient for users. Windows has always run on Intel chips but never on ARM products. So getting Windows 8 ready for Intel-based systems would be the easier part for Microsoft.

Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows business has said that Microsoft is planning to release Windows 8 for both ARM and Intel-based systems at the same time. He said also:“ Our collective goal is for them to ship at the same time,” he said in an interview last month. “I wouldn’t be saying it’s a goal if I didn’t think we could do it.”

An analyst at Stamford, Michael Gartenberg, Connecticut- based Gartner Inc:

 “If they miss the September-October time frame, they’re going to be stuck without being able to ship anything in 2012.The last thing Microsoft wants to have is a situation where there are no compelling Windows tablets at a time when the new iPad looks like it’s going to be a good seller for the holidays.”

If Windows 8 is going to be released in October, then it will be three years after the launch of Windows 7. This is their ‘three years’ strategy as well, according to the director of Windows PR Janelle Poole.

Microsoft will add new capabilities and interfaces and bring this brand into the touch era! But still there is no official word from Microsoft about the Windows 8 launch. However, there would be an April event for industry partners. During this event, more details and information as marketing will be given. So probably the official announcement of the release date and other information will occur after the April event.

 

 

 

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