Totally blindsided by yet another copyright infringement complaint, the Redmond software giant had to back pedal at a rapid pace and has now completely withdrawn the Metro style brand. A huge waste considering the amount of effort they have put into marketing, what most would consider, the most visible new features in Windows 8, ie, its optimized touchscreen interface. Read the full details here.
Whatever the official stance is, Microsoft is replacing the entire Metro brand with “Modern UI”. All references hence forth to the former Metro style UI is now going to be Modern UI.