Windows 8 could reportedly sport Windows 6.2 as the version number, according to a third-party source.
Of course, Microsoft has yet to share any details related to the versioning of Windows vNext with the public, but there is a precedent indicating that the version of Windows 8 might end up as 6.x rather than Windows 8.0. Windows8italia
managed to come across a new driver
from NVIDIA which apparently references a new Windows kernel, version 6.2, which can only be associated with the next major iteration of Windows.
This information needs to be taken with a grain of salt as there’s no official confirmation from the software giant, an aspect that is bound not to change, at least in the immediate future.
But believe it or not, it’s highly probable to have Windows 6.x as the version for Windows vNext