We have heard a lot about Microsoft’s Windows Core OS (a modular platform) that aims to unify the platform at OS components level. Today, a new leak has revealed that Microsoft is still actively developing the AndromedaOS.
For those unfamiliar, Windows Core OS is an internal name of a modular version of Windows 10 that has different composers (flexible shell) for different devices. Microsoft is using composers to optimize the interface across different form factors. In this case, Andromeda is the mobile composer and its part of the Windows Core OS.
A new report today revealed that the Andromeda project is very much alive and Andromeda-specific language packs are publicly available in the Store. It means that Microsoft is internally testing language packs that are optimized for a dual-screen mobile device.
There’s also a mention of “flipping the device over to answer” and “Please text me” commands.
Another screenshot hints at different states of the foldable mobile device, including “left and right screens that can be turned on and off” and the device should also be able to take screenshots with gestures. There’s also a mention of the ability to automatically record phone calls.
Microsoft has never confirmed the existence of an Andromeda OS and at this stage, everything is nothing more than a rumour but by the looks of things, the Andromeda is still being developed for a 2019 release.