Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer confirmed that the new version of the Windows operating system will arrive in 2012 in a version for PCs and tablet computing.
Steve Ballmer says that Windows 8 will work with ARM processors, which currently operate in most of the tablets and Smartphone.
“Looking to the next generation of Windows, due out next year. As the year progresses one should expect to hear much about Windows 8, Windows 8 tablets, PC, a variety of different formats “, Ballmer said in a speech he gave at a developer conference held in Tokyo.
This technology is found in the successful tablet computer and the buoyant market for Smartphone’s that Google Android and Apple took the lead over Microsoft.
Microsoft hopes that this year, 350 million computers will be sold with the system installed.