Foldable tablet
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Microsoft’s Andromeda is a long rumoured product that nobody can guarantee would ever see daylight, despite recent rumours and shreds of evidence. A rumour published earlier this year had revealed that Microsoft’s Andromeda has been delayed and it won’t arrive before 2019.

It looks like Andromeda release has now been pushed to late 2019 and the dual-screen foldable mobile device might come with a larger body and display, according to a new rumour.

According to a new book ‘Beneath a Surface’ by Brad Sams, the Andromeda might be bigger than the originally rumoured pocketable phone-size device. Microsoft might pick up a larger body for the Andromeda as Windows is best suited for large screen devices and not ultra-portable PCs.

Recently, a patent was published online that revealed Microsoft is considering several approaches for Andromeda, including one that could bring an advanced camera system to Andromeda. According to numerous patents, the device would use a hinge to play the role of a large screen mobile device and a standard tablet when not folded.

Another patent had revealed that Andromeda might come with the ability to display 3D representation but this is just an idea and not a guarantee that this is what Microsoft has in mind for its foldable device.

Considering the number of patents and reports from reliable sources, it’s pretty clear that the company is exploring all kinds of ideas, including one that would improve the camera capabilities of the device.

  • Welcometothefuture

    This article is hogwash enough the markets going to be flush! There is no Surface phone and if there is one there ain’t one till Microsoft sells it in the store period!

    • JohnW

      With the rest of the world going for foldable screens a foldable Surface tablet is entirely plausible.

  • WPJ

    Perhaps they’re still not certain themselves. If it’s as large as a notebook then why bother with all the hinges? And if it’s small then the interface is basically not there yet with all the small elements that are impossible to hit on first try on smaller screens. I haven’t been following the composers’ progress, did they manage to make the interface different or is it still the same desktop basically proportionally scaled to a phone-sized screen?

  • Alfred Soyemi

    Whatever it is, it better have a telephony for MSFT sake.

  • Tom Bae

    A 11 to 12 inch foldable tablet that can make a phone call and text with the keyboard dock will be my dream device. This andromeda 3 in 1 device can also run win32 programs with windows arm x86-64 emulation when it docked to the keyboard dock. Maybe, This device will be the new surface in 2019.

  • Mike Nichols

    It needs to be small enough when folded to fit in a pocket (6.5″ Screen) and have telephone/texting capabilities.