Microsoft Andromeda concept

Microsoft is reportedly working on a dual-screen Windows 10 device and it’s codenamed Andromeda. Windows Core OS, the company’s long rumoured modular OS is supposed to power the dual-screen Andromeda.

A new report today suggests that the Microsoft’s Andromeda OS or the device itself could come with a productivity mode. The Twitter user Walking Cat recently discovered a reference of “AndromedaProductivityMode” in “SettingsHandler_Display.dll” and this string was spotted in latest Windows 10 SDK.

Interestingly, there’s also a reference to MultiTaskMode. Just like Windows 8, Windows 10 also comes with multitasking features such as snapping, which is a great way to use your screen more efficiently if you have several apps open. It could be possible that Microsoft is also working on new multitasking features for Windows Core OS.

It’s worth noting that yesterday, another developer discovered reference of Windows Core Device Family in latest Windows 10 SDK. When I asked Tero Alhonen about this new evidence, he told me that definition Windows Core Device Family is new and it’s from the latest SDK of Windows 10.

Andromeda, is that you?

It could be but everything at this stage is nothing more than a rumour. While the evidence is indeed real but Microsoft has never publicly confirmed whether the company is working on a dual-screen device or not.

A report published last month claimed that Microsoft has pushed back the release of Surface Andromeda, but this doesn’t necessarily mean the company isn’t thinking of ways to improve the dual-screen device. It’s likely that Microsoft’s Andromeda will undergo both hardware and software changes before the company brings it to the market.

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