Windows 8 set to debut in October this year
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The new version of Windows the Windows 8 is expected to be ready by the summer of this year, as reported by Microsoft. If the work finishes in the expected time then the Operating system will be released in around October.
According to some sources of Bloomberg who have knowledge of the schedule has also reported that there will be fewer than five devices running on the ARM system-on-a-chip architecture at the time of launch.
These ARM chips are expected by Microsoft to give a tough competition to the Apple’s iPad as these chips will allow the tablets to be thinner as well as lighter than others. Apple’s iPad has really proved itself to the leaders in the field of tablets although a lot other devices are trying to rule out the iPads but they seem to be unstoppable with their huge sale rate. The new version of the Apple iPad that has been released last Friday has already been reported to have sold more than a 3 million units.
It has also been revealed by Bloomberg that Microsoft will lay out the details of the schedule or any related information about the launch by April. However a Microsoft spokeswoman declined to comment on these reports.
Microsoft had earlier commented that, they plan to release the ARM version of Windows 8 at the same time with the launch of the Windows for the x86 chips, which are available in traditional computers. So with the five alternatives which they seem to be planning to release might prove to be a healthy alternative for the Apple’s iPad at least the consumers will have the option to choose among a few devices.
Apart from the ARM powered chips the regular x86 chips will be a bit bulkier than the iPads as well as the other ARM powered devices. It has also been reported that more than 40 computers will be ready by the time of the launch of the Windows 8 launch.