By Nicole Kobie
Posted on 17 Feb 2012 at 17:56
Microsoft has revealed the logo for its next OS, confirming along the way that it will indeed be called Windows 8.
The basic blue design is the same one that was leaked earlier in the week, and was created to fit in with the Metro UI style.
"The Windows logo is a strong and widely recognised mark but when we stepped back and analysed it, we realised an evolution of our logo would better reflect our Metro style design principles and we also felt there was an opportunity to reconnect with some of the powerful characteristics of previous incarnations," said Sam Moreau, principal director of user experience for Windows, in a blog post.
According to Moreau, the logo's designer criticised the last Windows icon, asking: “Your name is Windows. Why are you a flag?”
"We did less of a re-design and more to return it to its original meaning and bringing Windows back to its roots – reimagining the Windows logo as just that – a window," he added.