Petri are reporting that Microsoft have reportedly abandoned Windows 10X, its lightweight ChromeOS competitor in favour of concentrating on Windows 10.
Windows 10X was announced back in 2019 alongside Windows Neo and Windows Duo – it’s latest foray in to the world of mobile phones, (it’s fair to say that hasn’t gone well if you read the reviews and updates to this promising device).
Surface Neo, a dual-screened device about this size of an A4 pad was a folding PC and would run a new version of Windows 10X. The device and Windows 10X was expected to ship in time for the 2020 holidays. Fast-forward to the middle of 2020, in a world that was essentially shut down due to COVID-19 and Microsoft announced a shift in focus of Windows 10X from the dual-screened devices like Surface Neo to single, low-cost devices, designed to compete with Chromebooks, particularly in education.
Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans have reportedly told Petri that the plans for Windows 10X have changed again, and it won’t be shipping it this year and Windows 10X as we know it today will never arrive.