Microsoft forced to drop using the term ‘Metro’ for Windows 8

Microsoft have been forced to stop using the term Metro in order to avoid a potential trademark dispute. The partner, German retail gian Metro AG, have brought about the change and as a result Microsoft are now working on what to call the new operating system.
The term Metro has been used ever since the Windows 8 and Windows Phone tiled interface was first shown off. However, now documents are being sent out to developers warning them to avoid using the word when referring to Microsoft’s distinctive interface.
For the time being Microsoft have told developers to refer to the tile display as a ‘Windows 8 style UI’.

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