Windows 8 to Arrive in October 2012?

Software giant Microsoft could be planning on launching its highly awaited Windows 8 OS in October this year, a report emanating from the on-going Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas suggests.

Microsoft has remained stum about the launch date of the new operating system, only revealing that users can expect a beta version of the platform in February next month.

However, according to an article on Pocket-Lint, while discussing the launch timeframe for the operating system, Janelle Poole, director of public relations of the Windows Business Group, hinted that Windows 8 might be launched in October.

"We haven't talked about the release date and we generally don't. We are talking milestone to milestone, so for us right now we're talking about the next milestone being the consumer preview happening in late February," Poole said.

"One of the things that I think is a good guideline though is we've always said that Windows releases come round about every three years and this year will be three years in October since we launched Windows 7. So I think that's a good guideline to consider," she hinted.