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Microsoft is currently working on unveiling a standardized technology called “Precision Touchpads” which will give hardware makers everything they need to build the best trackpad on Windows. The company has already used the trackpad on its Surface Pro 4 device and Surface Book and is the best kind of trackpad that can be brought on a Windows Machine.

Microsoft however has currently made this technology optional for hardware Makers, giving them the option of using whatever trackpad technology they like to use in their machines. HP which is now building some amazing device are still using the trackpads which are powered by Synaptics, are actually not that great to use, but the company claims it allows more control over different trackpads.

Microsoft at WinHec have announced that they are working on making the use of Precision Touchpads a compulsory requirement for devices which will be part of the Hardware Compatibility Program for future versions of Windows 10 after the Creators Update. This decision would mean that the Hardware makers have to implement Precision Touchpads if they wish to preload Windows 10 on their devices.

In other words this would mean that the Hardware Makers who want to ship new devices would have to ship them with Precision Touchpads which is great news for everyone as Microsoft will be standardizing technology used on all Windows Trackpads.

If the Hardware makers wish to have a “Built for Windows 10 certification” which they generally like to have, then they have to necessarily follow the Windows Hardware Compatibility program. But this would happen only if Microsoft decides to actually make this requirement mandatory for all Hardware makers and all 3rd Party Makers.

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