Microsoft’s new operating system Windows 8 might be released to manufacturers in April next year and Windows 8 RC (Release Candidate) is also rumored to be waiting to be released along with it. The plan was to RTM Windows 8 for x86, Windows 8 for ARM/SoC (system on a chip) and Windows 8 Server all at the same time………..
Microsoft may be planning to RTM Windows 8 in April 2012 and the suggestion of a Windows 8 RTM date in April is a strong possibility as the software giant is striving hard to get its Windows 8 tablet offering to market. The plan is to RTM Windows 8 for x86, Windows 8 for ARM/SoC (system on a chip) and Windows 8 Server all at the same time. Microsoft‘s plan is deliver a single Windows 8 beta build (not a pre-beta or preview, according to the rumor) around the time of its upcoming Build conference. Microsoft is hoping to convince Windows, Windows Azure, Windows Phone and Web developers to attend the event in Anaheim, California between September 13, 2011 and September 16, 2011. Following the beta, Microsoft will deliver a Release Candidate (RC) build of Windows 8 sometime in January 2012. The final released build will be the RTM. This would mean only two public test builds, which is what we got for Windows 7. April 2012 seems very early for the RTM. We’ve previously heard summer 2012 for the RTM target, but that could be what Microsoft is hoping for as a last resort. If the April 2012 RTM target turns out to be reality, Microsoft and its OEMs will definitely be able to deliver Windows 8 PCs in time for next year’s back to school and holiday seasons. Although a rumor suggests that Windows 8 will arrive on January 7, 2013 and expect that the operating system will ship in time for the 2012 holiday season.