Citing unnamed sources within the company, Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft is planning on debuting Windows 8 in October.
According to Bloomberg’s report, Windows 8 will be launched in October on devices running x86 and ARM chips.
Though Microsoft intends to push Windows on ARM as a way to promote a Windows tablet ecosystem, sources say there will only be a handful of devices available at launch to avoid consumer confusion. While 40 Intel based Windows 8 devices will be available at launch, only five ARM based devices will be available.
Industry analyst Jeff Kagan told Hardware Canucks that believes Microsoft will do well with Windows 8, as his sources have been telling him good things about the upcoming OS.
Mr. Kagan did mention that Microsoft will likely rush the OS out, then fix it on the fly.
Microsoft is said to be planning an April event for industry partners, and more information will likely be available then. It is projected that Windows 8 will be released to manufacturing partners in July.
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