Windows 8 latest build number revealed

Microsoft is scheduled to release the Release Preview version of Windows 8 sometime in the first week of June, or about five weeks from now. Even though we have a new timetable for the next public version of Windows 8, it looks like the company is still internally testing release candidate builds for the Release Preview. The reliable Windows 8-themed site reports that the version number for the latest internal build for Windows 8 has been updated yet again.

According to the site's Windows 8 builds list, the latest build number for the Consumer Preview release candidate is officially called 8328.0.winmain.120420-1909. By contrast, we had previously reported that the final build number for the public release of the Consumer Preview was 8250.

There's no word yet what the build number for the final public Release Preview version of Windows 8 might turn out to be.

Microsoft has yet to reveal if it will hold a press event for the launch of the Release Preview version of Windows 8 like they did with the Consumer Preview version, which was held at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain on February 29th. There are two major trade shows being held the same week as the Release Preview timetable. One is the Computex PC trade show in Taipei. The other is the E3 video and PC game trade show in LA where Microsoft has already confirmed it will be holding an Xbox 360 press event on Monday, June 4. We will be at E3 to report on the press event live.

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