Rumors are making round the Internet world that Microsoft is going to redesign its Windows logo for its upcoming Windows 8 operating system. The Windows logo showing a multi-colored waving flag has evolved continuously over the years.
According to an image released by a Chinese portal, Cnbeta, Microsoft has made a significant redesign for its upcoming operating system Windows 8. The redesigned logo is monochromatic and straight cut, says the Chinese tech portal. The fake appearing image has been backed up by an image of a tablet with the redesigned logo on a single button. The traditional multi-colored flag now looks like a three-dimensional view of a Cornish flag.
Though there is nothing official on this from Microsoft’s side, things may become clear when Microsoft will release its Windows 8 Consumer Preview Beta release during the end of this month at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. If this leaked image becomes the new logo of Windows then it means that the familiar multi-colored wavy squares will be put to bed after 27 years when the original Windows 1.0 logo was released by Microsoft in 1985.
Microsoft will not be the first company to change its logo from a multi-colored design to a simple monochrome one. In 1998, Apple too changed its iconic rainbow “bitten” Apple logo to a simple monochrome version.