Windows 8, Microsoft’s next generation operating system, is getting closer and closer to arriving in a final flavor on devices.
The next milestone in the evolution of this platform, namely Windows 8 Release Preview, is set for the first week on June, Microsoft confirmed last week.
The Redmond-based software company announced these plans at the Windows 8 Developer Days conference in Japan, but did not offer further details on what the next platform release will include.
For those out of the loop, we should note that said Windows 8 Release Preview is nothing more than the Release Candidate version of the next generation OS.
The Release Preview of Windows 8 follows the Developer Preview flavor of the platform, which was made available in September last year, and the Consume Preview that came out in February.
The next version of Windows 8 will pack enhancements when compared to the already available releases, paving the way to the final flavor of the OS.
Unfortunately, Microsoft is still mum on the official release date for Windows 8, though most of the rumors on the matter converge towards an October release.
Before that, the software giant will have to deliver the RTM version of Windows 8, a move expected to take place sometime in late summer.
Windows 8 is the first version of the OS to arrive with enhanced support for tablet PCs and their touchscreen displays.
When released in fall, it will be loaded on slates powered by both x86 and ARM architectures, while also being available for traditional computers that require a keyboard and mouse for input and navigation.