DHAKA: Microsoft’s next-generation operating system will be available in October as the software giant strives to stay relevant in a blossoming mobile era centred on tablets and smartphones.
‘This will be the biggest product and services launch year in our company’s history,’ Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer said at an annual gathering of gadget makers and other partners in the Canada city of Toronto.
The new Windows 8 operating system will be available in August for computer, tablet or smartphone makers to build into hardware, according to Microsoft, reports The Straits Times.
Windows software designed to power the range of Internet-connected devices popular in modern lifestyles will be available to consumers as an update beginning in late October, the technology firm announced.
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