Microsoft confirmed on May 4th that it plans to refocus Windows 10X on single-screen devices. Panos Panay, Microsoft’s Chief Product Officer for Windows and Devices on Monday in the official blog post updated the Windows 10X status and said it will first arrive on more traditional single-screen devices.
“These single-screen devices will be the first expression of Windows 10X that we deliver 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,” said Panay.
In addition, the single-screen devices will get Windows 10X before the two foldables and Microsoft is not projecting any timelines, it prioritizes Windows 10X over its affordable devices for laptops and PCs.
Introduced last year, the foldables from Microsoft, Surface Neo and Surface Duo have yet to reach markets. Many sources have indicated that both devices were delayed. Microsoft also fails to provide timelines for its upcoming Surface products.
Initially, Windows 10X was designed to be a more modern, streamlined version of Windows 10 that would run seamlessly on dual touch screens.
Multitasking changes were made to the file explorer and even a new feature called container app technology. There’s currently no good reason as to how Microsoft plans to enforce Windows 10X for single-screen computers, so we just need to wait and see.
“The world is a very different place than it was last October when we shared our vision for a new category of dual-screen Windows devices. Our customers are leveraging the power of the cloud more than ever, and we believe the time is right to lean into this acceleration in a different way.”Panay further added.
The company had announced last year that the OS would launch on dual-screen devices in the fall of 2020.But with the company, prioritizing single-screen devices over the planned dual-screen devices, the time frame might very well have arrived very soon. All we can do for now is sit tight, waiting for the company to update.