Foldable Windows 10 device

Rumour has it that Microsoft has pushed back Surface Andromeda, the company’s ambitious project whose purpose is to create a new category of 2-in-1s and help expand the Surface brand to a new direction. There’s a chance that this delay is just a temporary decision, as the company could still launch the device next year.

With the launch postponed at least until the spring of 2019, many criticized Microsoft for giving up on a project that was never announced. Microsoft’s Andromeda has the potential to succeed but there are many reasons that convinced the software giant to hold the release of the rumoured foldable device.

A new report claims that Microsoft hasn’t cancelled the long rumoured and highly anticipated “Andromeda”. The report adds that the Redmond-based tech giant remains fully committed to foldable Windows 10 and the project is here to stay.

Microsoft is sending it back to the labs to re-work on both software and hardware. Microsoft would re-work on the two most important aspects of the device to find an appealing reason.

Microsoft planned to ship Andromeda in late 2018 but it’s almost certain that the device won’t arrive this year. Microsoft is reportedly trying to overhaul the software and hardware before releasing the device.

It’s important to keep in mind that this doesn’t necessarily mean that Microsoft wants to abandon Andromeda. In fact, the company will re-work the hardware and software until they find the right formula.

  • Red Donkey

    seems they were going to try and make apps that had the ability to take advantage of the two screens in a split mode. they are probably now making it simply be a keyboard on one and display on other unless in flat tablet mode. seems like this would be the smart first step just to see if it gets adoption they could always leave environment variables in place to let developers know when the device is folded or flat. leave it up to the developers to decide if they want to do something different on each display

  • YeahRrright

    If Microsoft will ever release this foldable flop (and i didn’t think they will) it will be fun to see the disaster, that will be the software, unfold…

    • M Rankin

      oh your cynicism never cease to amaze me.
      I get steve ballmer handling of Windows Phone was bad
      and Satya Nadella / w10 + w10m did fix a lot.
      but it was still an uphill battle
      they made mistakes Like not being able to get all the 8.1 phones
      to w10m etc.
      this device is Supposed to be a true hybrid Between PC And Mobile
      we already know Some of the changes that have came to mobile side back redstone 3 see cshell video

      • YeahRrright

        C shell video is one year old, there were no updates on it.

        • M Rankin

          It still being work cshell has many components for Mobile, PC, surface hub 2 etc. it just never leak again but internal development continues.

          • YeahRrright

            They can work on it all they want, but u gotta admit, the optics are not good. For 2 consecutive feature updates Windows is bug ridden, touch keyboard is a mess. Last feature update bricked ton of PCs with “no desktop” bug, my mom’s laptop included. It just doesn’t look good. Surface is also not ideal, mine was replaced with a refurbished one within 1 year… Ther’s no confidence in quality from Microsoft…

          • M Rankin

            There that cynicism mixed with over exaggeration
            only been 2 anniversary update and April update that had really mixed roll outs.
            No consecutive.
            yes the keyboard had problems on 1803 ( which have been addressed over cumulative updates)
            I had no problem with it on 1709/FCU
            it’s always a possibility that a device can have problems that why there’s a Warranty
            and you extend it if it’s worth it.
            C shell (CoreOS) is not based On desktop Or Mobile etc but it does have elements of them in corporated in to it shell.

  • The original project was cancelled. Now we are talking about something different. There is no way Microsoft is launching something like that before 2020, if ever. Get over it.