12 December 2019
Apart from giving us a surprise with some unexpected and unpredicted hardware, Microsoft also introduced a new OS version called Windows 10X at its Surface event. Call it a version of Windows 10 which has been especially been made for the dual-screen PCs. And, the very-first product running Windows 10X is the Surface Neo, a dual-screen device that folds.
Windows 10X comes with a redesigned Start menu and it allows users to run regular Win32 apps. At its Surface event, Microsoft showed off an early build of Windows 10X which is designed for dual-screens and by the next year, we will it running on new dual-screen products from the company’s partnered OEMs like Asus, HP, Dell, and Lenovo, other than the Surface Neo.
With the Windows 10X, Microsoft aspires to be more mobile and productive as it says, the OS version will “unlock a new era of mobile creativity.”
The most visible change Windows 10X brings is the redesigned Start menu that now shows app icons instead of the live tiles along with a list of recent documents.
A specifically-designed OS will cater to the needs that Microsoft aims at. The Windows 10X can be regarded as a rather cleaner Windows 10 OS version that will work solely for the new kind of devices that Microsoft is building. With the Surface Neo, Microsoft might have begun its journey towards a portable yet productive environment where users are allowed to perform or access several things which they may not want to do on comparatively big laptops.
While announcing the new Windows 10X, Microsoft mentioned the first wave of devices from the aforementioned OEMs will vary in size, design, and specs and be powered by Intel. We are excited to learn what kind of possibilities these new dual-screen devices will unlock.
With Windows 10X, Microsoft brings a new platform for the app developers to explore and bring their creations to life. Microsoft clearly mentions that Windows 10X is in its early stages. Microsoft also announces it will share more about the Windows 10X in the coming months, so stay tuned!