Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Home Uncategorised Surface Duo: No, Microsoft isn't making another Windows phone - CNET

Surface Duo: No, Microsoft isn’t making another Windows phone – CNET


In a twist no individual anticipated, the Floor Duo will streak on Android.

Sarah Tew/CNET

Microsoft did one factor stunning inlaunching the Floor Duo, an Android phone with two screens that fold round a hinge down the middle. The company signaled that, aftertwo years fully out of the phone sport, it’s able to fetch a seek for at another time — merely not with its bear utility working the uncover. 

Even if the Floor Duo could perhaps nicely nicely nicely additionally not arrive for a rotund 12 months — trip 2020, in reality — Microsoft’s uncommon {hardware} represents a renewed curiosity in a worthwhile class that Microsoft all however swore off. Becoming a member of the dialog about telephones with double the common cloak measurement, esteem thefoldable Galaxy Fold, places Microsoft in a jam to differ into linked to a topic matter of rising curiosity.

You’ll be forgiven for pondering that the Floor Duo could perhaps nicely nicely nicely additionally augur a future phone that runs on its uncommon Windows 10XOS, merely esteem totally different process Microsoft launched on Wednesday, thetwin-cloak Floor Neo. The Neo is, regardless of each little factor, generally a greater Floor Duo that will not invent calls, so the foundation for Windows utility is there. (Present that the Neo has a unique processor internal and works with a magnetic keyboard.) 

Now collaborating in:
Seek for this:

Floor Neo and Floor Duo: Up shut with Microsoft’s…

5: 12

Nevertheless Microsoft has assured CNET that it’s sticking with Android and has no plans to invent a Windows-primarily primarily based phone. The company’s Chief Product Officer Panos Panay was as quickly as so emphatic about that reality, he knowledgeable Wired so — twice.

Microsoft’s reluctance to blueprint a Windows phone is sensible on additional than one phases. From a figuring out standpoint, it might perhaps perchance most probably perhaps nicely nicely even be easier to depart the practicalities to Google, an organization that is a good distance ahead with supporting a big sequence of apps on foldable units, and which can perhaps nicely nicely even preserve a greater utility bundle for builders to originate with.

The additional pressing motive to excessive-tail together with Android is on legend of Microsoft discovered the laborious method that individuals wish to preserve interaction Android telephones, not Windows telephones. Android controls nearly all of the realm market, and Microsoft already misplaced embarrassingly to Android (and Apple’siOS) when low phone gross sales pressured it toshutter its Windows phone industrial.

One in every of the primary smartphone movers and shakers, Microsoft’s Windows Cell utility was as quickly as one among many tip cell platforms within the 2000s. The company’s cell decline began with the upward thrust of the iPhone’s a good distance additional intuitive iOS, and was as quickly as cemented over a number of Microsoft utility releases that did not compete with Apple and Google’s with out warning maturing Android OS. 

Regardless of radically redesigning its OS and evenlooking for Nokia’s phone industrial, Windows for telephones by no method achieved the points or apps that Android and iPhone had. Windows telephones are no longer supported.

Should tranquil we rely out a Floor phone that runs Windows for upright? From what Microsoft is saying, sure. Nevertheless the truth that we’re even seeing a peculiar Microsoft process with a mobile command connection in the slightest degree is an illustration that the company’s cell ambitions aren’t as pointless as we as quickly as thought. 

And whereas the probability of a future Windows phone stays extraordinarily unlikely, by method of the engrossing, cutthroat phone world, this upcoming Microsoft Android phone implies that indubitably, something could perhaps nicely nicely nicely additionally occur.

Now collaborating in:
Seek for this:

Twin screens are the long run for Microsoft

1: 26

At first assign printed earlier today.


CNET could perhaps nicely nicely nicely additionally protected a worth from retail supplies.

Leave a Reply

Must Read

Amazon in-stock alerts are trolling people with $5,000 RTX 3080 graphics cards – The Verge

Nvidia’s RTX 3080 launch last week was a total mess, one Nvidia is still navigating the fallout from following its public apology earlier today. The aftermath of the graphics cards selling out in a matter of minutes at pretty much every major US retailer is that the limited supply that does still exist is being…

Microsoft’s $7.5B purchase of Bethesda’s parent ZeniMax is a big deal for Xbox Series X – CNET

Microsoft's making more investments in its Xbox gaming franchise. James Martin/CNET Microsoft's Xbox team significantly expanded its list of game development studios on Monday, announcing the purchase of ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion in cash. The entertainment company owns several industry-leading game developers, including Bethesda Softworks, the maker of the post-apocalyptic Fallout games and the fantasy…

Ellen DeGeneres Returns to Show With Apology for Toxic Workplace – The New York Times

Sept. 21, 2020Updated 3:12 p.m. ETEllen DeGeneres started the 18th season of her daytime talk show on Monday with a lengthy apology that addressed reports describing her as a boss who led a toxic workplace.“If you’re watching because you love me, thank you,” Ms. DeGeneres said in her return from a summer hiatus. “And if…

The 2020 Emmy Awards Were the Least-Watched Ever – Vulture

Photo: ABC via Getty Images Oh, Schitt: The TV audience for Sunday night’s virtual Emmy Awards fell to 6.1 million viewers, easily making it the least-watched in Nielsen ratings history. Despite some really good reviews, the Jimmy Kimmel–hosted event managed to drop about 13 percent below the low-water mark set by last year’s hostless Emmys,…

How Much Cash On Hand Trump And Biden Have – NPR

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leaves after speaking Sunday at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leaves after speaking Sunday at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images Democrats go into the…