Microsoft seems to be changing its priorities related to Windows 10X due to the ongoing global Coronavirus pandemic. Yesterday, Microsoft in a blog post announced that it is bringing its focus towards single-screen Windows 10X devices. Before this, it was confirmed that Microsoft was working on bringing Windows 10X firstly to dual-screen devices. But now, however, the situation seems to be different.
This latest announcement still doesn’t mean that there won’t be any 10X dual-screen devices coming to the market ever. We, however, expect such devices to appear by the mid of next year. This news apart from informing that there will be no dual-screen 10X devices also confirms that the Surface Neo dual-screen device will not be coming to the tech market this year. The Surface Neo dual-screen device was originally scheduled to launch by the end of 2020.
The reason for such an announcement to be made though is not confirmed, but most probably is due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the global pandemic, dual-screen devices will unlikely be ready to ship by the fall. This is the only reason due to which, the forked version of the OS that was originally designed for phones, tablets, and laptops with two screens, has been delayed.
Official Announcement related to Microsoft Windows 10X
Panos Panay, the Chief Product Officer, Windows and Devices wrote on the official Microsoft’s blog post that;
With Windows 10X, we designed for flexibility. And that flexibility has enabled us to pivot our focus toward single-screen Windows 10X devices that leverage the power of the cloud to help our customers work, learn and play in new ways. These single-screen devices will be the first expression of Windows 10X. We will deliver this to our customers, and we will continue to look for the right moment, in conjunction with our OEM partners, to bring dual-screen devices to market.
To sum up, it isn’t still confirmed that how beneficial will the Windows 10X be for single-screen devices. This uncertainty is just because the OS was originally being designed for dual-screens. 10X will surely make interaction and working with dual-screens much easier and convenient.
There were a lot of new features that we were expecting with the latest Windows to come. These features also include better managing of power consumption through the latest Windows. But now after the latest announcement made by Microsoft. We can officially say that Windows 10X might hopefully launch in late 2020. But still, that was not originally what Microsoft had planned.