(The Hosting News) – Windows 8 could be released as soon as 2012, this according to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
Ballmer had made the comments while speaking at the Microsoft Developer Forum in Tokyo on Monday, referencing that the “next generation of Windows systems” will come out “next year.”
However, following Ballmer’s remarks, the company is now backtracking, calling the CEO’s remarks at “misstatement”.
In a statement released by Microsoft following Ballmer’s comments, the company said, “We are eagerly awaiting the next generation of Windows 7 hardware that will be available in the coming fiscal year. To date, we have yet to formally announce any timing or naming for the next version of Windows.”
Despite having no official release date set, some analysts expect for more information on Windows 8 to come to light in the near future, especially at next week’s D: All Things Digital conference, where Microsoft’s President of Windows Division Steve Sinofsky is expected to speak.