Microsoft’s foldable Andromeda device is not the long-rumoured Surface Phone, according to a new report. The rumoured Surface Phone may or may not ever see the light of day, as the rumours about the mythical mobile device have been swirling around the internet since late 2014. A report from reliable sources confirmed that the Redmond giant is indeed testing a new Surface mobile-type device that could deliver a foldable design but it will not be the Surface Phone.

Earlier this year, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella reiterated the company’s strategy for mobile-type devices confirming that the company will innovate new categories. “We make phones today, we have OEMs like HP making phones and others and we picked a very specific area to focus on which is management, security, and this one particular feature that we have called Continuum, which is a phone that can even be a desktop,” Nadella said.

Andromeda is the codename of a mobile-type device or Pocket-PC which is foldable and is supposed to create a new category of mobile devices. As Microsoft plans to get back into the smartphone game one day, the company needs to launch an innovative device and now it appears that Andromeda will be the ultimate mobile device.

Codenamed Andromeda, it is a new device with the foldable body that will re-introduce Microsoft’s efforts into the mobile space. A new rumour now claims that Microsoft is working to optimize the Windows 10 platform with support for UWP apps that will work on a dual-screen or foldable device. Furthermore, the device will also support Surface Pen.

Interestingly, Microsoft HoloLens maker Alex Kipman is also working with the team to design the display for the ultimate mobile device. It could be possible that the display will have holographic support or some other interesting features.

Microsoft Andromeda sounds like a foldable Pocket-PC, apparently, it won’t be a simple mobile device or the Surface Phone. There’s no telling whether or not Andromeda device will ever be released.

  • KA

    Nadella has no line, no character. He don’t know, what to do.

    • Michael B

      Obviously,you don’t know what to write in first place. Don’t worry about MS…they know lot better than you can ever think of.

  • Carlosgzm

    Woah! More info about Andromeda! Hmm… At least release this device… (Obviously with calling support and that other things).

  • Pablo HP

    Your product is wanting to reinvent the wheel. Know. It’s going to be leaning on the shelves without much acceptance.

  • KA

    Pocket PC instead phone was my long term dream 😉

    • lucky

      I’m quite excited about this hypothetical Surface Pad or Pocket PC that can do phone features (when folded ?).
      But, MS have to be honest and talk what they do (or what they want to do/make) to prevent too much speculations about this device (Andromeda project).

      • Bespin

        Talk about what the do? just watch all the future vision videos they show you.

        Mot up to them to do anymore than that as a guidance of were they are going. They are busy creating it.

  • Bespin

    All smartphones will be replaced by pocket pc’s so this is good.

  • drhoffman

    Microsoft has left those of us who were loyal including the Windows Phone (which I really liked) in the dark way too often. I will have to choose by next calendar year of whether to go andriod or apple. I would prefer neither, but since Windows mobile is a dead issue, the clock is ticking. If (big two letter word) Andromeda were to have a phone compenent or a future phone component, by all means, let the word out. But mobile devices by Microsoft won’t have any sales ability unless popular apps (snap chat etc…) are available to the uses. Otherwise, it won’t be purchased for the “now” generations who are the up an comers and consumers of everything portable. As for anyone saying MS doesn’t know what they are doing, FALSE. Just check out their stock price since last year.