We just got wind of a rumor from a somewhat reliable source about the Windows 8 release date.

The gist of it is that Microsoft are internally considering releasing Windows 8 to the public much sooner than the October date that is being bandied around on blogs.

The rumor is that based on the current pace of development (ahead of schedule), they feel that a June or July 2012 release date is possible. Also, there have allegedly been discussions about getting the final OS released to the public before a possible third iteration of the popular Apple Ipad hits the market.

In addition, the software company is rumored to be receiving a LOT of pressure from hardware vendors to expedite the release the OS as soon as possible.

We haven’t been able to substantiate this rumor but our source is somewhat reliable.

I personally would be surprised if Microsoft wait until October to release Windows 8. 9 months seems like an eternity in this business even though I fully understand that this would be somewhat consistent with previous releases.

Stay tuned for more..

About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of EyeOnWindows.com, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. (www.learnabouttheweb.com) and The Redmond Cloud (https://www.theredmondcloud.com).

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  • Penta2100

    This is what it was in the first place, what it shouldve been in the first place, and what it should stay at

  • Jony G

    I agree, summer would be a great time to release it! The sooner the better…