2012 has long been expected as the year when Windows 8 will finally roll out, but we still don't know which among its 12 months will see the first official devices carrying Microsoft's latest OS. However, is this report is to be believed, then October might be the one we're looking for.
According to Bloomberg's sources, the Big M is poised to finish work on Windows 8 summertime in the US of A (or anywhere from July to September). Afterwards, the newly-minted platform will have its debut in October, with both PCs and tablet carrying the torch. Also, the said devices will come with both ARM and Intel processors. However, the ratio is leaning far towards the former with 40 Intel machines expected to first roll-out compared to fewer than 5 ARM devices.
In case you don't know, Windows 8 is expected to look quite different from its predecessors, especially with the so-called Metro UI slapped on it (similar to some aspects to the one found on Windows Phone handsets). It's also expected to be touch-optimized since mobile devices will be carrying it, too. For those who'd like a first-hand peek, a Consumer Preview has already been released for everyone. Click here to know more.
We don't know about the October release but, judging from Windows 7's launch, a 4Q unveiling looks to be more than plausible. But that's just us, for all we know, it could come sooner or later. Tech can be fickle at times, you know.