It appears that Microsoft is working on a dual-screen pill that can carry the Surface manufacturer, and we can observe the 2-in-1 device declared next year.
As stated by Windows Central, the ‘Surface Centaurus’, since the hardware is presently codenamed, has been developed in conjunction with Intel, and differs from the Andromeda dual-screen apparatus that’s been previously rumored.
Basically, the latter theory is of a dual-screen telephone or’pocketable’ pc, whereas Centaurus will be a far bigger full-sized tablet computer with two displays (something Microsoft has mulled launch from the remote past in the kind of the Courier — nearly a decade past, actually ).
Windows Central claims to have heard about the apparatus from its interior resources, and seemingly Microsoft has been working on it (along with Intel) for about a year now, and is expecting to formally reveal Centaurus near the end of 2019. Now, however, this is obviously speculation.
Not surprisingly, given Intel’s participation, the chip giant will be supplying the chip, and also on the front, the unit is expected to operate Windows Core OS, a modular operating system that is accommodated and fully equipped to match a dual-screen apparatus.
Certainly, flexibility are the trump card Centaurus, together with the 2 screens letting it be utilized as a tablet computer, or really two tablets, or even a massive tablet computer — with articles displayed across both displays — or a notebook with a single screen used to play host to a digital computer keyboard and trackpad.
Another idea, much as the situation with the preceding Courier, would be to use the apparatus for a sort of electronic diary, jotting down notes using a stylus (or doing other inking responsibilities like sketching, by way of instance).
Windows Central also accomplishes that Windows Core OS is going to be capable of conducting legacy Win32 apps, providing they’re attracted from the Microsoft Store (or they are containerized), and that is why Microsoft has been pushing for more Win32 programs onto the shop in late times, before the potential launching of Centaurus.
If Microsoft now seems to be focusing on this particular dual-screen tablet computer, what of Andromeda? The compact and pocketable dual-screen computer/phone theory has not been revived, but it’s been placed on the back-burner while work progresses on Centaurus.
Microsoft’s present concern with Andromeda, Windows Central reckons, is that the applications side of this equation for the unit is not ready yet. Its displays will probably be too little to completely benefit from the exact same Win32 programs as Centaurus, so Microsoft should make sure there are sufficient Progressive Web Programs (web-based programs that work exactly like native programs ) and universal programs around to make sure consumers are not disappointed with the absence of applications.
This makes sense and it is something we have heard before as soon as the delay of the Andromeda apparatus was rumored earlier this season, together with Microsoft driving difficult to ensure a fantastic source of Progressive Web Programs can be obtained, and really researching other possible alternatives as we discussed in the time.
Certainly, Microsoft does not feel the world is ready to be given a device like Andromeda, however, Centaurus appears to be another thing, and we’re keeping our fingers crossed for a few interesting developments on this front in 2019.