Here’s the official guidance, my sources say: Anything currently/formerly known as a "Metro-Style application" (with or without a hyphen) will now be known officially as a "Windows 8 application." References to the "Metro user interface" will now be replaced by "Windows 8 user interface." And instead of saying "Metro design," the Softies and those adhering to their official guidelines will be using the words "Windows 8 design."
As can be seen in Lenovoâ€™s marketing for their tablet above â€“ Desktop will remain desktop, but what was previously called Metro-style apps are now simply Windows 8 Apps.
The replacement seems rather clumsy, especially when Metro encompasses such diverse areas such as Microsoftâ€™s website or the Xbox 360.
The change is believed to be forced by Metro AG in Germany. What do our readers think of the replacement? Let us know below.