Microsoft announced that Windows 10X is officially dead.
The Windows 10X is essentially a lighter and simplified version of Windows 10 meant for mobile and portable devices. It was supposed to launch alongside the Surface Neo, a book-like dual-screen machine from Microsoft.
When the pandemic struck, Microsoft said that Windows 10X would be developed for laptops with a single screen. Now, the unreleased OS has been killed before reaching the market.
In a statement, Windows servicing and delivery head John Cable said that they would use the key foundational technology of the 10X into other parts of Windows and the company’s other products.
- Beeper app will unify different messaging apps, including iMessage, for Android and Windows
- Microsoft Xbox Cloud Gaming expanding to iOS, PC browsers
Such features are already seen in the standard Windows 10 version. There’s the new app container technology, improved voice typing, and revamped touch keyboard.
The Windows 10X was initially slated for a 2021 release to go against Google’s Chrome OS.