On Monday, Microsoft confirmed “release preview” for the latest version of Windows 8 OS, scheduled in the first week of June this year. An official declaration was done by Windows unit president—Steven Sinofsky—at Windows Developer Days event in Japan. At the event, the company also demonstrated its two earlier test releases including a “consumer preview”, which was previously released by the company at MWC in February this year.
However, the company has not yet promulgated any specific release date for the final version of Windows 8, but it’s expected to be launched later this year.
Undoubtedly, Microsoft has saddled its all afford on Windows 8 OS in order to make a strong penetration in PC as well as in Tablet market–which is currently being threatened by Apple. However, the company has promised that Windows 8 version is potentially viable to provide better user experiences.
Last week, Microsoft declared three editions of Windows 8 OS such as Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows RT. The company has exclusively developed Windows 8 pro OS for tech-savvies, professional and businesses across the world. While Windows RT will be available for ARM architecture-based devices such as Smartphone and Tablets.
Microsoft has recently declared its Q3 earnings report ended March of this year. The company recorded $17.41 billion revenue in this quarter, up 6% from the same quarter in the prior year. Indeed, the Q3 earnings report will motivate the company to compete with its rivals worldwide. It’s clearly boding that the penetration of Windows Phone OS is substantially augmenting across the world quarter-over-quarter.