Windows 8's official "Consumer Preview" release is less than a month away with Microsoft confirming it will hold a press event at the World Mobile Congress trade show on February 29. However, new screenshots of leaked beta builds for Microsoft's next OS are still showing up on the Internet. Today it seems that the current build number for Windows 8 has changed yet again.
The reliable Windows 8 web site Winunleaked.tk is reporting that the latest beta candidate build for Windows 8 is 8230.0.winmain_win8beta.120210-1831. As we have reported before, Windows 8 has entered what is known as its Beta Escrow period, where internal testers will keep testing builds of the operating system until it is ready to be released.
Meanwhile new, if small, screenshots showing the Chinese install process from a slightly older build of Windows 8 have popped up on PCBeta.com. While a full fledged leak of Windows 8 Consumer Preview has yet to happen we wouldn't be terribly shocked if someone decided to put a beta build of Windows 8 on a public server at some point before Microsoft officially releases the Consumer Preview on February 29.
Image via PCBeta.com
Thanks to FaiKee in the Neowin forums for the heads up.