Back in 2019, Microsoft announced an operating system dedicated to dual-screen devices named Windows 10X. Initially scheduled for a release in 2020, Microsoft changed its focus onto devices with a single screen and changed the release date to H1 2021. Now, a new report suggests the release has been delayed once again, with Microsoft planning to release it in H2 2021.
According to Windows Central, Microsoft plans to release the final build of Windows 10X in late spring, but the first devices featuring it may only arrive a few months after. Microsoft refused to comment on the delay, but it has likely occurred to ensure stability at launch.
Some have theorised that the delay could be down to Microsoft introducing support for Win32 apps. However, Windows Central’s sources claim that Microsoft still has no plans to support Win32 on Windows 10X. Instead, users will need to find alternatives, such as Windows Virtual Desktop, or cloud-based apps.
Windows 10X has been in the works for a couple of years now, aimed at entry-level and business PCs. Microsoft’s previous attempt at this came in the form of Windows 10 S, which was also aimed at students.
KitGuru says: This is Microsoft’s second attempt at re-building Windows 10 for the purposes of education and business. It could be a while before we see it in action though. Microsoft typically makes Windows OS announcements each year in April, so we should have an update on this soon.