Microsoft confirmed Monday that it intends to refocus the Windows 10x operating system to include single-screen devices. “The world is a completely different place than it was last October when we shared our vision of a new class of dual-screen Windows devices,” said Panos Panay – Head of Windows and Hardware at Microsoft.

Panos Panay added: “We designed Windows 10X flexibly, and this flexibility enabled us to refocus our focus on single-screen Windows 10X devices, which take advantage of the power of the cloud to help our customers work, learn and play in new ways.”

Microsoft has not set a date to support single-screen devices such as Windows 10X laptops, nor the date for operating dual-screen devices in the system, however, Panay has confirmed that single-screen devices will be the first to use the system. “We will continue to search for the right moment, in cooperation with our (OEM) partners, to launch dual-screen devices on the market,” he said.

Microsoft is believed to have rearranged its priorities for Windows 10x and became focused on single-screen computers because of the emerging corona virus pandemic (COVID-19), especially after the company saw a 75% increase, year on year, at a time when Windows 10 is being spent with more people turning to personal computers instead of smartphones or tablets for work or study during closings in most countries of the world.

It is noteworthy that the system Windows 10X – which was initially aimed at dual-screen devices such as Surface Neo – provides a simple and modern interface. Microsoft is updating the system with some changes to the user interface to support multitasking and quick access to settings.

Microsoft is expected to announce more details about the system and the hardware it is working on developing later in May at the annual developer conference, Build.

Source : Panos Panay

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