Windows 8 to release next year

Posted By | On 24th, May. 2011 Under Industry News, News | Follow This Author @GNReith

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has confirmed that the new version of Windows will launch next year.

Windows 8 will apparently be optimised for tablet devices, PCs and “a variety of different form factors”.

“We’re obviously hard at work on the next version of Windows,” Ballmer said.

“Windows 7 PCs will sell over 350 million units this year. We’ve done a lot in Windows 7 to improve customer satisfaction. We have a brand new user interface. We’ve added touch, and ink, and speech.”

“And yet, as we look forward to the next generation of Windows systems, which will come out next year, there’s a whole lot more coming. As we progress through the year, you ought to expect to hear a lot about Windows 8. Windows 8 slates, tablets, PCs, a variety of different form factors.”

Rumours are also abound that the new OS will also offer more gaming-related features. Stay with us for more info on Windows 8 as it comes to light.

Thanks to Develop for the info.

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