Windows 10X was originally announced in October 2019 as a new variant of the Microsoft operating system for the dual screen Surface Neo. With the future of the Neo uncertain, then development on the software converted to single-screen devicesand now it looks like Windows 10X could be completely canceled.
Petri reports that “people familiar with the company’s plans” say that Microsoft will not ship Windows 10X this year and that the operating system in its current form “is unlikely to ever arrive.” Instead, parts of Windows 10X could find their way into Windows 10.
Since development on Windows 10X was separate from development on Surface Neo, it looked like 10X was evolving into a lightweight, simpler version of Windows – not unlike the old Windows RT or the newer ones Windows 10 S. – that would compete against Chrome OS.
For whatever reason – and no specific reason is given in the Petri report – Microsoft has shifted “resources” to Windows 10 and “pushed” Windows 10X into the background, at least for the foreseeable future. So far, Microsoft has not made an official comment.
Chrome OS rival
We recently learned from a trusted leaker that Windows 10X devices are showing up in the second half of 2021Microsoft has reportedly delayed the arrival of the software in an attempt to get all the details right and to ensure that it is as bug-free as possible.
Have screenshots and videos of Windows 10X already leakedand it is clear that the operating system is already far from being developed. If Microsoft makes an announcement that Windows 10X is no longer on its roadmap, it will be interesting to know why.
From what we’ve seen so far, Windows 10X should be a very stripped-down base version of Windows 10 that relies on web apps rather than traditional desktop apps (which will look familiar to anyone who’s done this) used a Chromebook.
It’s the type of operating system that would make sense for 2-in-1 devices, and in fact, Windows 10X has already been discovered Running on a Surface Pro 7. For now, the fate of the software remains in equilibrium, but as soon as Microsoft confirms or rejects the reports, we will let you know.