Microsoft was recently said to be in a sort of copyright trouble for using Metro UI for its tablet and smartphone interface. The Metro UI name, that originally began as a codename, stuck to the final version of Microsoft’s mobile OS, Windows Phone 7 and translated to their new desktop OS, Windows 8.
Of late, Microsoft representatives have started calling the new OS UI as the “Modern UI Style”. It is reported that Microsoft employees are calling referencing the new name in blog posts and training courses, with examples like – Modern UI design language and principles, Modern UI Style apps, and Modern UI Style UI.
It is still unclear whether this will be the final name, or if Modern UI is another placeholder till Microsoft decides on another one. The change in name from Metro UI started when Microsoft started facing copyright infringement issues.
During the development of the Windows 8 operating system, Microsoft used a variety of names like immersive, modern, fast, and fluid to describe its new desktop operating system. But the most common name that the company used and the one which stuck was the “Metro-style”.
Windows 8 is to be launched on October 26 when we will know the official name Microsoft has given to the UI.
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