Building quality hardware in order to make an excellent software or vice versa is of utmost importance for any technology company to survive the cut-throat competition. Microsoft is trying to make a name for itself when it comes to quality hardware.
The result so far is kinda mixed, Surface is a Success and Lumia, a failure. Although Microsoft’s phone business was a hell lot of complicated and the reason behind its failure is not so very clear to anyone, except Microsoft. Well, Windows phone is past, and as far as Microsoft goes, they already made the move towards the next big thing – Always Connected PCs.
After the demise of Windows phone, we all know how badly Microsoft is trying to re-enter the mobile market by making Windows 10 more flexible. Windows 10 S was a step towards that and from here things will be released that will complement the idea of a Mobile PC. Microsoft has recently shown some documentation of their future plan with Windows 10 and it looks like they are making baby steps towards ‘Windows everywhere goal.’
Here is the list of some of the highlighted part which looks quite promising
- Modern premium: This will include all the flagship component inside like a Surface book 2 or MacBook Pro.
- Modern mainstream: These devices will be for the casual user who just browses the web and do some note taking, Netflix etc, etc, and want to have a nice experience like the Surface Pro and Surface Laptop which compete with iPad Pro, MacBook, and Pixelbook.
- Modern entry: It will be the basic version of What Windows 10 represents. School kids will be the target with these devices to counter Chroombook’s dominance in classrooms.
- Gaming and Mixed Reality.
- Always Connected PCs: This is an exciting entry. Microsoft just made the fundamentals to make this thing a success. It will be interesting to see what Microsoft does next in this segment particularly.
- Cortana-based devices: Currently, we only have Harmann Kardon invoke speaker but Microsoft promises that there will be more.
Microsoft recent documentation is full of promises and perhaps the time is right to finally talk about something that is not a phone. Whether Microsoft can pull this off or they are headed to an another ‘Windows phone story’ is something that will be exciting to see.