Windows 10X, announced in 2019, will not see the light of day in 2021. The operating system initially intended for multi-screen devices will also deviate significantly from the original plans.
Windows 10X surfaced in the fall of 2019 on the sidelines of the announcement of the Surface Duo (a phone / small tablet with two screens on Android) and the Surface Neo, a device on Windows 10X with two 9-inch screens that was later delayed and now seems to have disappeared from the radar.
There are not many details about Windows 10X, but the operating system was codenamed Santorini and was also called Windows Lite. The design was an operating system that was better suited for (mobile) devices with multiple touch screens. There would be a launcher instead of a start menu. Later it became known that it could also run on regular laptops.
In short, Microsoft’s answer to the diverse group of devices that sit between tablets and laptops, but for which a classic Windows 10 environment is less suitable. And at the same time, an answer to, among other things, Chrome OS from Google.
But are we not. According to sources from tech site Petri, Windows 10X will no longer be until 2021. At the same time, the operating system will not show up in its original form either. What that exactly means and how we should imagine 10X is not entirely clear.