The Windows 8 Public Beta Rumored for a February Release

We may earn a commission from links on this page.

TheNextWeb has sources at Microsoft telling them that the Windows 8 public beta will arrive in February of next year, though little is known about what new features might be included in the beta.

The beta will follow the release of the developer preview build, which offered an extremely limited glimpse at the anticipated OS update. The release date for the retail version is still unknown, aside from the fact that it's coming in 2012. [TNW]