Rumours of a new foldable notebook from Microsoft have picked up steam over the last three weeks, culminating in a leaked email. This has resulted in a peek at what Redmond has in mind for the codenamed Andromeda.
An email obtained by The Verge describes the Andromeda as a “new and disruptive device”. Going on to say that “it’s a new pocketable Surface device form factor that brings together innovative new hardware and software experiences to create a truly personal and versatile computing experience.”
Confirmation of Andromeda’s development is not necessarily proof that there will be a product launch. Microsoft has ditched devices at the last minute. Particularly the Surface Mini, which was designed as a pocket sized tablet, that was cancelled only weeks before its supposed release.
That in mind, Microsoft has been said to be putting a lot of effort into Andromeda. Experimenting with both stylus input for the tablet, as well as ARM processors. Qualcomm has been putting a lot of effort into catering for Windows 10 devices; and this could be yet another opening for the company.
Andromeda is rumoured for a release this year, which is ambitious to say the least. Microsoft is also said to be following the same roadmap for Andromeda as it did with the rest of the Surface line. Having plans for partners and other OEMs to release their own versions of the folding tablet.
[Source: The Verge]