Windows 8 development is moving fast, according to latest news, "this week at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show, Janelle Poole, director of public relations of the Windows Business Group, suggested that fall (in October 2012.) could indeed be the release timeframe for Windows 8," according to Pocket-lint report.
Discussing the launch time frame during a briefing and demo session of the next-gen OS, Poole said:
"We haven't talked about the release date and we generally don't. We are talking milestone to milestone, so for us right now we're talking about the next milestone being the consumer preview happening in late February," Poole reportedly stated.
"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."
"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," he said.
"When the next generation of Windows launches, in the second half [of 2012], we will launch another wave of Ultrabook products," Acer CEO, J.T. Wang reportedly said during a Acer press conference at the Vegas expo in Las Vegas.
October has long been touted as the month that the Metro UI-tastic platform will land but this is the biggest hint that we've been given so far.
You'll remember that, at the Microsoft Developer Forum in Tokyo in May last year, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced that the next version of Windows would be released the following year.