Microsoft’s Andromeda OS is the future of Windows 10 operating system. Behind the scenes at Microsoft, something related to Windows 10 on Mobile is being worked on. Microsoft with the feature2 update will be discounting ‘Windows 10 Mobile’ and Andromeda OS will replace the Microsoft’s mobile platform in 2018 or later. The core codes of Windows 10 Mobile is to be discounted (including the SDKs) and the OS will no longer be updated, the old Windows Phones will be left at Redstone 2 update level i.e feature2.

It has been revealed that Microsoft no longer needs a mobile-specific version of the operating system i.e Windows 10 Mobile. With Andromeda OS, Microsoft wants to unify the experience across all Windows 10 devices. Microsoft wants to build a truly universal platform and Andromeda is the only way to make it happen.

Andromeda OS will be light and it will be able to scale according to its need. Andromeda OS can run on Mobile, wearables and any device. Microsoft is not required to build a smartwatch, smartphone, tablet or desktop focused version of Windows 10 anymore, Andromeda will take care of everything. Desktop features may still not work on mobile but to block them, Microsoft wouldn’t build a specific OS (like Windows 10 Mobile) with limited functions.

Andromeda OS wouldn’t replace the traditional desktop, Microsoft isn’t going to repeat the same mistake. With Andromeda, Microsoft is looking forward towards the future of mobile computing and Windows.

Surface Phone and Andromeda OS

Surface Phone might be the first device to power Andromeda. According to reports, Andromeda is a mobile-focused platform, Microsoft will also focus on the other devices but at the moment, Andromeda is to improve Windows 10 experience on mobile devices.

Surface Phone will run Windows 10 (codenamed Andromeda OS) and not Windows 10 Mobile. Microsoft may not advertise the Surface Phone as a new Windows 10 Mobile device, the company is simply going to call it Windows 10. Microsoft hasn’t really built the Universal Windows Platform with Windows 10, the Andromeda OS is the path to One Windows Vision.

Andromeda OS, Universal Windows Platform Apps are the components of the OneCore, a modular Windows. This doesn’t mean that Surface Phone or any mobile-form factor device will be able to run the traditional Win32 apps as they are for the PCs and to block the emulation, Microsoft isn’t going to build a mobile-specific platform, Andromeda OS will take care of it.

Microsoft is still internally testing the Andromeda OS and it is in the early stage of development. This is all from the rumour mill, so take it with the usual pinch of salt. We’ll soon learn more about the Andromeda OS from Microsoft.

  • Mdanish Attari

    i love it, i am waiting for it.

    • Carlosgzm

      Me too!!!!

    • Tristan Vaillancourt

      Me three.

  • Mboe

    Does that mean that Andromeda is for arm based devices only. Meaning the normal traditional windows 10 will still be developed?

    • eternal

      There is an ARM build of Andromeda, and x86 build too.

    • 000

      Windows on Arm is a “module” that translate CISC instructions to RISC. If you read original article is easy to understand that Andromeda is a modular version of Windows that it can adapt to any form factor and run on any device. SO it will can run also on ARM devices, if the manufacturer configure the installation with a proper module.

      • Lian Chousin

        CISC translated to RISC – every translation is a loss of processor power.

        Microsoft would have to be really dumb to design an OS from ground up with this limitation.

        For performance, Andromeda OS should be compiled for the target processor, (CISC or RISC).

        • 000

          The performance loss seem small…also other OS make this kind of translations for run, but aren’t “slow”…we must wait for understand…

        • Carlosgzm

          I would like that they’d have develop the Andromeda OS since the initial release (Technical Preview) in 2015.

        • Robby Cahyadi

          Does it mean we could get and run Andromeda OS on Windows 10 Mobile phones?

        • From the testing it looks like it is going to have two configurations. When you leave it closed it will be Windows Mobile and when you open it, it runs the full Windows OS.

    • Carlosgzm

      Andromeda will adapt to any form factor and run on any device and processor, I think. So… Continuum feature will be much better than now and it really will be as a computer.

  • X Wave

    I have been through, windows 10, windows 10 mobile and XBox one. I don’t trust Microsoft any longer, before buying again any of their products I will think twice!

    • Eric

      I think the issue is the user here.

    • Red Donkey

      Microsoft and apple sells products. With Google you are the product.

    • I installed Windows 10 on two 12 year old computers for members of my family. Hardly spent any money and I am able to give them recycled PCs. This is great value. I still have my Nokia 1520 mobile and still works without any issues. Just bought an xbox one X and I hear keyboard and mouse support is on its way in the New Year of 2018. All in all I am really happy with my services and their continuous progress.

  • sourabh

    I miss windows phone 7. I used it for 5 years. It did not hang for single time not like android am using now.

  • Alfred Soyemi

    Few sites somehow all wrote about Andromeda yesterday around the same time, but not because MSFT released any new thing about it, Did y’all found something that none know about or just copied one another?
    (See Windows Central by Zac Bowen, Trusted Reviews by Roland Moore-Colyer, Fossbytes by Aditya Tiwari)

  • archshen

    All these wonderful rumours, when can we get the surface phone!

    • Carlosgzm

      Probably in 2018

  • Morris Mullins

    Why bother ? Microsoft is dead.

    • Because the Mobile are not selling well unlike that other two?

    • Red Donkey

      Lol you are not paying attention, Or you are just looking at MS from a consumer view. MS Is doing very well.

  • Robby Cahyadi

    I hope Windows 10 Mobile devices could get and install Andromeda OS when it comes, no need to buy a new (surface) phone.

  • Robby Cahyadi

    I hope Windows 10 Mobile devices could get and run Andromeda OS when it comes, no need to buy a new (surface) phone.

  • So I don’t spend more than a tenner on ebay for an old pair of ram sticks. Hedonistic?

    • X Wave

      It sounds like a confirmation ;-)