Microsoft reportedly shelves Windows 10X, its Chrome OS competitor

Microsoft reportedly shelves Windows 10X, its Chrome OS competitor


Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

Microsoft has been trying to build a lighter version of Windows for more than 10 years without success. The latest effort, Windows 10X, has reportedly now been shelved, in favor of improving Windows 10 instead.

Petri reports that Windows 10X will no longer ship this year, and the OS will likely never arrive in its current form. Microsoft had originally been planning to deliver Windows 10X, a more lightweight and simplified version of Windows, alongside new dual-screen devices like the Surface Neo. That was before the pandemic hit, and Microsoft decided to prioritize Windows 10X for single-screen laptops instead.

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

The Surface Neo was supposed to ship with Windows 10X.

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