- Tram Ho
2020 is believed to be the year of foldable or dual-screen devices. Not just weaving into the smartphone industry, but this trend is expected to appear on devices such as laptops, catering for office workers or those who have to move a lot.
Microsoft has been following this trend since 2019 with two devices: Surface Neo and Surface Duo. Of course, the US tech company also prepared early for the trend of such folding devices with Windows 10X operating system.
Windows 10X, the latest version of Microsoft's operating system, was announced in October. In addition to being the main operating system platform for Surface Neo, this promises to be an integrated operating system on many other foldable devices from Lenovo, HP or Intel.
But according to a recent revelation from Digitimes, Intel may delay the launch of such a folding device for two reasons.
In particular, the supply of foldable panels may not be sufficient to meet the needs of Intel and other manufacturers. Especially in the context of this component component may become fever in 2020.
In addition, a fledgling version of the operating system like Windows 10X is undoubtedly the thing Intel worries the most. The US chip firm believes that the operating system for a folding screen device is a prerequisite and must be guaranteed.
Of course, Intel's foldable device will run Windows 10X. But so far, Microsoft has not announced the official release time of this operating system. And it's highly likely that Windows 10X will only be ready to be completed next year, most likely just before the wave of foldable devices appears more on the market.
But besides the perfection of the operating system, an issue that manufacturers and users are equally concerned about, is the application support for the platform. This is something Microsoft has been struggling to deal with long ago not only with Windows 10X but also with Windows Phone.
Unless developers start paying more attention to Windows 10X, devices with dual displays like the Surface Neo will have a chance to survive and succeed. Conversely, if Windows 10X lacks too many supporting applications, it can completely wither like Windows Phone OS.
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Source : Trí Thức Trẻ