Windows 9 accidentally teased by Microsoft

Microsoft has accidentally made mention of Windows 9, its forthcoming desktop OS, ahead of an official announcement.

Over on Chinese social network Weibo, Microsoft China recently launch a post asking the question “Microsoft’s latest OS Windows 9 is coming soon, do you think the start menu at the left bottom will make a come back?”

As spotted by Cnbeta, the post was even accompanied by a Windows 9 logo. Naturally, the post has since been removed.

While this little slip doesn’t offer too much of a heads-up on Windows 9, it does confirm that the follow-up to the poorly received Windows 8 is “coming soon.”

Of course, with Microsoft set to hold a launch event for its new Windows OS on September 30, that was pretty much known already. The company will also reportedly distribute a ‘Technology Preview’ of the OS currently known as Windows Threshold some time in September or October.

Windows 9 is set to address many of the widespread criticisms that have plagued Windows 8 since its release in 2012. As the above leak suggests, it promises to reinstate the start menu, and it will also do away with the Windows 8 Charms bar that proved so incongruous to traditional mouse and keyboard users.

As for exciting new features, Windows 9 is eventually expected to incorporate Microsoft’s Cortana voice-activated personal assistant.

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Via: The Verge