Microsoft Blog Post Accidentally Leaks “Windows 9 is Coming Soon”
Peter Donnell / 5 years ago
Who better to give us more information on Windows 9 than Microsoft themselves! Looks like the technology giant will be having words with their Chinese division after the team leaked a logo (now believed to be a mockup, not the final) with the phrase “Microsoft’s latest OS Windows 9 is coming soon, do you think the start menu at the left bottom will make a come back?” but quickly removed the post after it was posted on their weibo blog.
As is always the case with these things, people saw it before it was taken down and while I believe that “leaks” tend to happen on purpose quite a lot these days, as a genuine marketing technique, the location of this post makes me think it wasn’t meant to reach the public at this time.
The posting certainly implied that the OS is coming soon and with Microsoft set to hold a press event on September 30th, as well as a Technology Preview of the OS being distributed to developers later this month / early October, we shouldn’t have long before we find out just how far away Windows 9 really is.
All we know of the OS so far is that it will introduce the new mini Star Menu, the Charms Bar has been removed, it will feature UI changes to how the desktop handles Windows 8-style apps and that at some point it will integrate Cortana.
Thank you The Verge for providing us with this information.
Image courtesy of The Verge.