Well, the long wait for Windows 8 ends. The software developer giant has reportedly admitted that they are planning to bring out the brand new version of its Windows platform –Windows 8 – in its full glory on October 26.
According to sources, Microsoft’s Steven Sinofsky was the guy to break the seal of the secret by announcing the date at the company’s annual sales meeting.
The announcement then came in written word as the latest post on Microsoft’s official blog.
Windows 8 is considered as the most important platform update and interface overhaul for the much popular Windows platform in more than a decade.
To keep a part of the leverage the new touch based platform with its unique Metro styled UI will give, Microsoft has even debuted its first attempt on computing hardware in the from Surface tablets.
Now emerging reports suggest that the tablet will also surface close to the date of the launch of the platform in the retailing stores.
However, it is noticeable that the announcement comes a day before the company is going to make its earning call for the fourth quarter. It is expected that the company will report loss for the first time in their history due to a troubled takeover of the advertising firm Aquantive.
According to analysts, investors are showing positive trend in anticipation of Windows 8 and Surface tablets which has kept the company’s stocks up by 17 percent since the beginning of the year.
Since at least one million PCs are sold across the globe, it is no doubt that the launch of Windows 8 will shoot up the revenue generation of Microsoft very much.
Now tell us if you will be queuing up on October 26th to get the first copy of Windows 8.