Windows 8 might reach its end-users around October 2012
From the day when Microsoft launched Windows 8 for software testers, a lot of rumors started spreading that the complete version will arrive very soon. It’s been quite a while and rumors are still active. Although Microsoft gave some signs in the past that Windows 8 operating system might reach the users in 2012, the users are still curious to know about the exact time period. To break the curiosity, Microsoft has indicated that Windows 8 can hit the stores around October 2012. It was during the International Consumer Electronic Show 2012 (CES 2012) that the news broke out that the company is setting a target for the release of Windows 8 around October. Pocket-Lint, a distinguished portal revealed that the forthcoming Windows platform can get ported on devices somewhere around October 2012.
Janelle Poole, public relations director of the Windows Business Group said that no one has confirmed the actual date for Windows 8 up to now. And Microsoft follows a procedure to take things one at a time. At this time the developers are focusing on the customer preview edition which will be rolling out in February 2012. Poole further added, "One of the things that I think is a good guideline though is we've always said that Windows releases come round about every three years and this year will be three years in October since we launched Windows 7. So I think that's a good guideline to consider."
With this statement, it is somewhat evident that Microsoft would like to offer its next Windows operating system somewhere near to the date on which Windows 7 was released.