Where Exactly Is Metro 2.0 In These Leaked Screenshots?

The Windows 9 train is chugging along at a fast pace, leaked videos and screenshots have started to surface. But Metro 2.0, the next version of the Modern UI is, unsurprisingly, nowhere to be seen.

In case you missed it, here is the first batch of Windows 9 screenshots that leaked out last week.

Since then, a bunch of other such leaks have followed, but all have one thing in common — the new operating system looks an awful lot like Windows 8.1. Sure, there are a few usability changes here and there, some new additions, but the base design, the core look and feel has stayed the same.

This, despite this solid bit of information that Windows 9 will come with a fresh new user interface, dubbed by some simply as Metro 2.0.

Fact is that this new UI is still in early development stages, and we will only get our first real look at this fresh new overhaul as we inch closer to launch date, next year.

The existing Windows 9 builds that were sent to partners do not come with these improvement to the Modern UI, and Microsoft is said to be solely focusing on the desktop side of the OS.

Word is that Redmond wants to get the desktop just right, before rolling out improvements to the Modern UI side of things. Which is to say, the Windows 9 Preview set for public launch later this month will probably come with the current user interface.

Then again, this has been the case with almost all versions of Windows in the past.

Features first, polish last.

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  • Jake

    I think you answered your own question. When you consider how Microsoft has done things in the past, this is not a surprise. Par for the course so far. No reason to be concerned yet.

  • Ansley

    Jake, I think you hit the nail on the head. All these leaks and rumors have definitely caught my attention. I am a bit skeptical of many of them, but I think I’ll wait to formulate a real opinion.

  • Jade D.

    Redmond should be focusing on the desktop is of huge importance. Hopefully all the special attention he is paying to it will pay off BIG in the end.