Foldable devices are a rising trend, and foldable displays are most likely here to stay. A lot of OEMs are expected to release foldable smartphones this year. Microsoft is working on adapting Windows to work on foldable devices. Microsoft’s plans the software maker is making foldable devices and dual-screen hardware a big investment area for both Windows and Surface.
This deal includes adapting Windows itself and its many built-in apps to work across foldable displays and devices with dual screens. Since the software giant launches Surface-branded devices, perhaps in the future, users will have more foldable Surface apparatus.
Microsoft foldable Windows devices
According to a new report, the company wants to make Windows adaptable to changing form factors. It sees hybrid dual-screen devices and foldable hardware as profitable areas for investment for Windows as well as its Surface lineup. Alongside its mysterious dual-screen device known as Andromeda, Microsoft is also collaborating with PC makers to develop 2-in-1 devices.
Most of this work is concentrated on Microsoft’s Compos-able Shell (C-Shell) and Windows Core OS, which will unify Windows across various devices. Earlier, the first Windows 10 build made for foldable devices was spotted, which means work has already begun. This is hardly surprising as the company has been steadily integrating early Windows 10 builds with its dual-screen features in recent months. The Windows Core OS has only been seen on the Surface Hub 2 so far, and apparently, the upcoming HoloLens 2 will also run it.
Foldable devices have been a long time coming. Samsung had previously promised that its foldable smartphone would arrive by 2018. Even Apple is supposed to have a foldable iPhone under development.