Microsoft Drops Metro Name for Windows 8 and Windows Phone

Written by John Ponio    Friday, 03 August 2012 13:59

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Seemingly out of the blue, Microsoft has dropped all use of the "Metro" name for the title of the Windows 8 and Windows Phone's user interface. There is no official reason to why they're dropping the use, but it could be because there's a German company called Metro AG that's possibly disputing it. Metro AG refused to comment on "market rumors," but that's the prevailing rumor. This has some merit to it because Microsoft said the change came after "discussions with an important European partner." In the mean time, an internal Microsoft memo told employees and developers to use the term "Windows 8 style UI" instead of "Metro" for everything. 

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