After much speculations about the release date of Windows 8 Release preview (the Release candidate version), Microsoft has finally confirmed that it would be released in the first week of june. During the Windows Developer Days conference in Japan, Steven Sinofsky announced about the Windows 8 Release preview. After that the official Building Windows 8 Twitter account tweeted about it-
Announce…Windows 8 Release Preview first week of June. Here’s the announce from Japan’s Windows 8 Dev Days
In the first week of June itself Microsoft E3 press conference would be held where new games like Halo 4,Modern Warfare 3, Tomb Raider, and Ghost Recon: Future Soldier would be released. The first week would surely going to be jam packed with lot of information from Microsoft. Windows 8 is expected to be released during the holiday season though seeing the pace of Windows 8 release we may expect the final version to be released even in September.
Its been roughly around two months after the official launch of Windows 8 Consumer Preview which has got a tremendous response and positive reviews all over the world.
On the first day of its launch it got over 1 million downloads,so it was a sign of good things to come for Windows 8 and as reported on their official BuildWindows8 twitter status update,the Windows 8 Consumer Preview usage has been over twice as its predecessor Windows 7 Beta in the same time period.Though they didn’t reveal the official numbers this time about the official stats for the usage number of Windows 8 consumer preview.
As we inch closer to the release of Windows 8 Release Candidate version which is expected to be released within a month’s time,it looks all is well as far as the upcoming version of Windows goes.It also means that though there was some criticism with the new Metro Ui,but it looks like Microsoft has got it all in control with the Desktop Version option for those who doesn’t like the Metro version which is tailor made for the TouchScreen based devices like the tablets and the hybrids(laptop+tablet).
As we have already reported about the biggies like acer,dell,asus,toshiba which are gearing up for as many as 32 tablets by the end of the year and with the new entrant ARM will furer boost the numbers of Windows 8 sells.
Over the past few weeks we have been hearing a lot of news and rumors about the Windows 8 Release Candidate as well as some strange SKU’s llike the Country specific SKU’s like the Windows 8 China SKU and the Core language Specific SKU.The Release Candidate is expected to be released by the end of May of the early days of June.
After the Developer Preview came the Consumer Preview(Windows 8 beta) and now according to Winunleaked.tk, the Windows 8 Release Candidate which is a few weeks away from now,will be named” Release Preview”.
Though there isn’t any official word about the Release Candidate’s tentative release date or even the name for that matter from Microsoft,but we can expect that to come sooner than later as we inch closer to the release of Windows 8 RC.The Final version of Windows 8 is expected to be released in the later half of this year(read October 2012).Stay tuned for more Windows 8 Scoop.