Word today from Redmond is that the much anticipated next version of Microsoft Windows – Windows 8 – will be released to manufacturers (RTM) in early August, 2012.
Given how stable and far along the Release Candidate (RC) edition has been, this should come as no big surprise. What will be interesting is to discover what changes will be made between the RC and the RTM version.
Also, it was mentioned in forums and in other places that the next version of the Windows Phone operating system (Windows Phone 8) would also ship at the same time. Given that the hotly anticipated Windows Phone 8 SDK hasn’t been released yet, that doesn’t leave a big window for developers to start targeting the new phone platform.
Stay tuned for more on Windows 8.