The GUI system used on Windows Phone 7 has gone by the name Metro for ages. However, recently, rumors have sprung up that the name may soon take the train out.
Mary Jo Foley from CNet now brings the following scoop:
A spokesperson is now saying the reason for this Metro de-emphasis is not related to any litigation.
“We have used Metro style as a code name during the product development cycle across many of our product lines. As we get closer to launch and transition from industry dialog to a broad consumer dialog we will use our commercial names.”
If you ask me, this is likely due to underwhelming performance of products bearing the name. Windows Phone 7 has tanked, and the initial reviews of Windows 8 in German IT media are more than lackluster…