Today Microsoft’s Chinese division made a sizable slip-up by posting to Chinese social network Weibo, “Microsoft’s latest OS Windows 9 is coming soon, do you think the start menu at the left bottom will make a come back?”
The problem? Windows 9 hasn’t been officially announced yet. Rumor has it that Microsoft plans to unveil the upcoming operating system at a media event on September 30, but the company hasn’t made any announcements to that effect yet. Which means whoever posted that message should probably have waited a few more weeks before letting the goods slip.
The errant post was quickly removed, but not before it caught the attention of the Chinese site Cnbeta (and the rest of the world’s tech press).
[Via The Verge]