14 March 2019
Windows Lite OS which is considered as the stripped down version of the Windows is under works for dual-screen devices and the Chromebook-like devices. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans have told The Verge that Microsoft is stripping back its Windows user interface with dual screens in mind. Such devices could launch as early as later this year, depending on chip and PC maker readiness.
Apart from the dual-screen devices, the aim is to also bring Chromebook competitors. Microsoft is reportedly working to ship a lot more basic with Windows Lite and then build more it as complexity comes in.
Currently, it’s unknown when Microsoft will ship Windows Lite or what could be the name of this OS. The company is holding its Build Conference in Seattle in early May where we could expect to learn about this new OS for new devices. The conference looks to be an ideal opportunity for Microsoft if it wants to develop an app ecosystem and services with the help of developers.
Recently, a mocked-up Windows Lite OS screenshot was shared by Petri’s Brad Sams that highlighted what the company is experimenting. The mock-up shows how the Windows Lite interface looks like right now, but the things can change a lot by the time when it eventually ships.