Microsoft has said today that Release Preview of Windows 8 will be ready in the first week of June, confirming old rumors about naming conventions of Release Candidate.

Windows 8 Relase Preview Announcement
Windows 8 Relase Preview Announcement from Japan's Windows 8 Dev Days

The announcement was made at Windows 8 Developer Days conference in Japan earlier this evening.

“Announce… Windows 8 Release Preview first week of June. Here’s the announce from Japan’s Windows 8 Dev Days”, twitted the official Building Windows 8.

The Release Preview of Windows 8 follows the Consumer Preview or beta was released back in late February 2012. And it would be the last public release before the product hit the market in late October 2012.

The Consumer Preview of Windows 8 is still live and available in both x86 and x64 variants. If you haven’t tried out yet, download the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and experience first-hand the beautiful, fast and fluid experience.

Windows 8 has a number of new features like a new user interface named Metro, replaced Start Menu in favor of new Start Screen, Revamped Windows Explorer with Ribbon UI, Native support for USB 3.0, Internet Explorer 10, Windows Live ID integration, new recovery functions – Refresh & Reset and so on.

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