The Microsoft Surface Neo will not be launching this year, despite the company’s original plans. Reports at the time also indicated that Windows 10X, the operating system for dual screen devices like the Surface Neo, will be making its way to single screen PCs. It looks like the company is making it official, with a new blog post by Panos Panay, the company’s Chief Product Officer.
In the blog post, Panay says that the motivation behind the move was “meeting customers where they are now”. With more and more people relying on the cloud, Panay believes that focusing on bringing Windows 10X to single screen PCs was the right move to make. This allows Microsoft’s customers to work, learn, and play in new ways, but Panay did not elaborate further on that.
Of course, this does not mean that Microsoft is giving up on its dual-screen devices. Panay says that the company will still continue to look for the right time to bring such devices to the market. Unfortunately, if last month’s report was any indication, the right time will not be anytime this year.
For now though, there’s no indication as to when we can expect to see the first PCs running Windows 10X. But at the same time, it would be interesting to see what exactly is the difference between this OS and the standard Windows 10. This is especially when Microsoft intends to bring features exclusive to 10X to the standard version of the OS.