So, there will not be any Metro apps from now, but Windows 8 apps. According to a report in ZDNet, the sources familiar with the development state that rather than fighting for the Metro name, Microsoft has decided to switch and it will opt for the Windows 8 name.
The report further states that references to the "Metro user interface" will now be known as "Windows 8 user interface."
Microsoft also seems to have started informing OEMs about the change, as Lenovo was spotted using the "Windows 8 Applications" instead of Metro apps in the press material of the recently announced ThinkPad Tablet 2. The tablet runs Windows 8 and will go on sale in October.
Microsoft is yet to officially announce anything regarding the Metro branding change.
Originally introduced as a code-name for the tiled interface with bold Segoe-font typographic elements, it soon became a standard to identify the interface.