According to a Bloomberg report, Microsoft has scheduled to launch the full version of its new operating system- Windows 8 in October this year. In addition, Windows on the ARM or WOA devices are said to be the main attraction of the new Microsoft OS from Windows, which is now under customer preview. Although Microsoft has not confirmed it, experts say that Windows 8 will be launched in most PCs and ARM tablets in the fourth quarter of the year.
Along with the launch of the full version of Windows 8, the Bloomberg report quoted reliable sources saying that five WOA gadgets will also be launched. More than 40 Intel based machines will also hit the stores with Windows 8 as soon as Microsoft launches it. Microsoft has not made any official statements, but the October debut seems likely since it will allow Windows 8 gadgets to ship by Christmas and cash in on sales in the holiday season.
Bloomberg also says that it expects Microsoft to make an announcement in April. It must be kept in mind that the previous version of Windows operating systems- the Windows 7 was released to OEMs on July 2009 and finally made it by October 2009.
Devices with Windows 8
The Windows on ARM tablets is expected to emulate the success of iPads and more so since Windows 8 will be launched with the system-on-a-chip architecture. Nokia is touted to be the one of the first in line to launch Windows tablets. Dell has announced that it is in the process of testing Windows 8 based tablets with an emphasis on the enterprise IT segment- Dell has repeatedly emphasized on its intentions to go for its tablet strategy. It remains to be seen how the multi-platform OS like Windows 8 stands up to the expectations.