Microsoft has confirmed today that it will no longer release Windows 10X. The operating system was supposed to be released alongside new dual-screen devices like the Surface Neo, with a lighter and simpler interface and features.
This was all well before the pandemic, at which point Microsoft decided to prioritize Windows 10X for single-screen laptops. Windows 10X is no longer available, and Microsoft intends to incorporate its best features into Windows 10.
John Cable, head of Windows servicing and delivery said, “Instead of bringing a product called Windows 10X to market in 2021 like we originally intended, we are leveraging learnings from our journey thus far and accelerating the integration of key foundational 10X technology into other parts of Windows and products at the company.”
Windows 10X was set to debut in 2021 as a competitor to Chrome OS, and Microsoft had spent years trying to modernize Windows in order to bring a more lightweight version to market.
While Microsoft today released a smaller Windows 10 May 2021 Update, a larger one is scheduled for October. This next major update includes significant visual changes such as new system icons, File Explorer enhancements, and the removal of Windows 95-era icons