Currently, Microsoft is working on Foldable windows devices, Some sources have told the Verge about the company’s plans and that the software giant is making foldable devices, dual-screen and hardware which is a big investment area for both Windows and Surface. The Redmond, Wash-based company is investing in Windows and its many built-in apps to work across foldable displays and gadgets with dual screens.
While the company is experimenting with its own Dual screens and hardware codenamed Andromeda, Microsoft has also been experimenting with other companies like Intel and OEMs to be ready for the next few years of experimentation. On the other hand, PC makers have developed a way of 2-in-1 devices for Windows 8 five years ago, and we are going to see the exact same dual-screen but of course on Foldable device for Windows in near future.
Most of this technical work is related to Microsoft’s Composable Shell (C-Shell) and Windows Core OS, a modular version of the current Windows shell which operates many parts of Windows 10. Earlier this week, first Windows 10 build designed for foldable devices were seen, it also reveals that Microsoft has a team particularly for its Windows shell for this new hardware.
We have only seen Microsoft secretive Windows Core OS appears on devices like Surface Hub 2 so far whereas Dual screens and foldable devices would not only be limited to Intel. In the coming time, we would rather see a range of devices from PC makers that include ARM-powered chips. Microsoft will face tough competition launching dual screens and foldable devices in the market.
Google has already announced its indulgence in making of Foldable devices, and also Andriod has the advantage of having a Smartphone platform to work in such a field. Foldable devices are already started to appear and 2019 is considered to be the year of Foldable phones taking over the market this time.