In the Microsoft surface event, held on October 2, 2019, Microsoft unveiled its latest Operating System- Windows 10 X, which will presumably ship late in 2020 on Intel-powered devices such as Dell, HP, Asus, and Lenovo.
Specifically designed for dual-screen devices, this OS will come along with the new Surface Neo by Microsoft in 2020. Windows 10 X is way better than the OS and has cool new features.
Windows 10 X- What’s new?
Though much has not been revealed in Microsoft’s event about this new OS, the first glance of it gives us some idea about its features.
- As mentioned earlier, the OS has been specially made for dual-screen devices and shows the open program on the side of the device, rather than across both displays.
- The OS is based on Windows Core OS and will run the traditional Windows Desktop Apps in a container in an endeavor to improve battery life.
- The drag and drop action is to be used to shift any icon or app from one screen to another, known as ‘spanning’.
- ‘Spanning’ not only extends the apps across both the screens but also ‘optimizes’ the app’s interface so the app can make use of both the screens intelligently.
- The ‘Wonder Bar’ which is a similar but improvised version of Apple’s Macbook’s touch bar, has enough space for menus, emoticons and the like. Any extra space left could be used for opening two apps on two screens seamlessly, without switching all over again.
- Envisioned to have modern features like seamless updates, 5G support, LTE and faster performance, the brand new Windows10 is a perfect fit for several factors through cloud connectivity.
Windows 10 X and Windows 10S- Are they the same?
A more advanced version than Windows 10s, Windows 10X is like no other. From Eran Meddigo’s blog post it is certain that Windows 10 X is just not limited to Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps. What he wrote in his blog post that Windows 10 X s has “newly implemented support for running Win32 applications in a container.”
Expected to be launched late in the year 2020, Windows 10X will be used on Microsoft’s Surface Neo and on all the upcoming dual-screen devices from eminent brands like Lenovo, Dell, HP, Asus, etc. This upgrade is exclusive to dual-screen devices only and will not work on classic laptops.
The introduction of Windows 10 X will expectedly take the technology of today to new heights and bring about a stir in the existing market.