Some sources claim that Microsoft already stopped working on its Windows 10X system. Here’s the giant tech company’s reason behind its cancellation.
Microsoft analysts and experts currently believe that the tech giant company has already stopped working on its Windows 10X, which is the next-generation PC system of Windows 10 computers. They claimed that the alleged Windows 10X is unlikely to arrive in the market since the giant tech firm is now focusing on developing another new PC system based on the Sun Valley interface.
If you have no idea what is Windows 10X, it is a new Microsoft operating system that is expected to offer more advanced features than the current Windows 10. The tech giant company has allegedly put its new Windows 10X on the back burner.
On the other hand, Windows 10X was supposed to be Microsoft’s answer to Chrome OS, which is a simpler Windows 10 variant that was slated to debut first on PCs for education and the first line-worker market.
Will There be Another New Windows 10?
Microsoft is still expected to field a “new” Windows variant later this year when it rolls out Windows 10 with a refreshed UX, which is codenamed as the Sun Valley. Given that some of the interface elements for Sun Valley seem to be similar to what was expected with Windows 10X, based on various leaks, maybe the giant tech firm will simply look to the new Windows refresh as the best way it can take on Chrome OS.
Microsoft officials stopped talking publicly about Windows 10X last year. Even though officials declined to say this officially, the giant system provider planned to bring Windows 10X to market in 2021 without the promised Win32 app support, which would have made it a lot less appealing to many customers.
Various sources claimed that Microsoft has been struggling to find some ways on how to deliver and position its Windows 10X for the past couple of years. Previously, Windows 10X was going to be a Windows variant for dual-screen PCs, including the currently tabled Surface Neo. Then, officials switched plans, deciding instead to debut Windows 10X on single-screen PCs, both clamshell laptops and 2-in-1s.
On the other hand, the giant software provider said that it didn’t design Windows 10X to run on existing PCs. Instead, it was being built to run on new PCs only. It was going to debut on Intel-based devices first and possibly also be available on Arm-based PCs at some point in the future. In February 2020, the tech giant firm showed off how containerized apps would work on Windows 10X, including Win32 ones.
Meanwhile, some analysts and critics of the giant software provider said that Windows 10X was slated to be one of the first versions of Windows built on Windows Core OS (WCOS). However, there are some speculations and rumors stating that the giant tech firm has had problems getting its concept of a common Windows OS core with different UX flavors to work well enough to bring it to market. I’m curious what the end of Windows 10X means for WCOS.