16 June 2021
It is finally official. Windows 10X is now dead as confirmed by Microsoft in a blog post. It was last week when we first heard about reports of the company's plans to cancel the specialed desktop operating system version. It has now explained the reasons behind the decision as well announced the availability of the Windows 10 May 2021 update.
Windows 10X was originally supposed to be a special Windows version for dual-screen and foldable devices. It was then projected as a platform for educational desktops. None of these things panned out but as per Microsoft, it has decided to scrap Windows 10X as it wants to make those features available to a wider audience.
The blog post says,
"Following a year-long exploration and engaging in conversations with customers, we realized that the technology of Windows 10X could be useful in more ways and serve more customers than we originally imagined. We concluded that the 10X technology shouldn’t just be confined to a subset of customers."
This is in line with the previous claims that Microsoft will be integrating many of the Windows 10X features within the main Windows 10 operating system. We even saw a leak recently that showed a completely revamped Action Center which has been borrowed from Windows 10X.
In the same post, Microsoft said that Windows 10 May 2021 update aka 21H1 update is now available for download. It is currently available only for select devices as the rollout has just begun. It can be checked manually by visiting Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update. It should be noted that not all users will get the update right now. The rollout expansion will take place gradually like is usually the case with updates.