As Microsoft shifts Focus on Single Screen Devices Windows 10X dual-screen needs to wait till 2021.
No longer the World looks as it used to in 2019
Novel coronavirus pandemic has changed everything from lifestyle to new product launches, and all is transformed. Now, instead of going to school, colleges, offices, people are staying at home and working from home, studying, etc. Most importantly, everyone is following social distancing. Due to this, an increase in the number of Windows users has been witnessed. Over 4 trillion minutes a month is being spent by Windows 10 users, i.e. 75% increase year on year.
Keeping this in mind, Microsoft is refocusing Windows 10X on single-screen devices.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise as Microsoft is not the only company that is changing plans; Facebook released Messenger Rooms, Google integrated Google Meet with Gmail. Many other changes have already been made. Moreover, cancellation of major tech events, teaming up of Google and Apple to design contact tracing apps are also done.
Why is Microsoft delaying the plan to launch Windows 10X dual-screen devices?
Given the unprecedented situation, Microsoft has decided to focus on what is needed. Instead of launching something new, the company will put its efforts into improvising tools and services. This is just one part of the coin-flipping over tells; the company knows it won’t be able to manufacture dual-screen machines since this step.
What Windows 10X looks like?
Unveiled initially for new Surface Neo hardware Windows 10X includes a modern and simplified Windows interface with stripped back. Since the time of the announcement, Microsoft has been working on modernizing Windows 10X with some UI and UX changes. This will help improve multitasking, accessing settings, and using Start Menu.
Will a Single Screen Windows 10X device look different?
There is no news as to how Windows 10X devices will look, but assumptions are that Windows 10X single-screen devices will look like a 2-in-1, usual laptop, or tablet. As in when there will be more news about it, we will update the post.
When will single-screen devices support Windows 10X?
Microsoft has not made it clear as to when Windows 10X support for single-screen devices will be launched. However, one thing is clear: Windows 10X will be launched on single screen devices first.
Will it be of any use for single-screen devices? Is this decision, right? In my opinion, an OS designed for dual-screen will not do much good. Indeed, when used on dual-screen it will help organize and interact with Windows across two screens, but commenting about the usefulness for single-screen devices will be too early. Once ultimately launched only then we will be able to say if the decision was right or wrong. What is your opinion about it? Do you think single screen users require Windows 10x? Do share your thoughts in the comments box below.