Microsoft’s Windows 10X could be ready by December 2020 without Win32 apps support, according to a report.
A certain tech site reported that the Windows 10X operating system from Microsoft could be ready by December 2020 without Win32 apps support.
This, after Microsoft had already confirmed that the company was working on a new variant of its Windows operating system — the Windows 10X — which was a “modular” and “lightweight” version of Windows 10.
Microsoft recently announced that the launch had been delayed and it’s changing focus to single-screen devices for the initial release while the said project started out with a focus on foldable and dual-screen devices.
In a report on Gizmochina, Zac Bowden said in his tweet that the Windows 10X operating system from Microsoft could be ready by December this year. However, there was one major disappointment for those who were looking forward to it.
According to Zac, there would be no support for Win32 apps.
For those asking, Windows 10X is on track to RTM in December. Spring 2021 release still looking likely. Not sure if MS is planning to do any external 10X testing. If they are, I suspect they’re waiting for the RTM build first.— Zac Bowden (@zacbowden) October 21, 2020
Microsoft was set to launch its dual-screen device — the Microsoft Surface Neo — running the Windows 10X operating system. However, the said device had now been delayed until 2022.
With Microsoft set to offer Windows 10X RTM on December 2020, third-party devices will get launched running the Windows 10X operating system instead of Microsoft’s own hardware.
The devices running the Windows 10X operating system should be available by Spring 2021 and it seemed that Windows 10X was aimed towards low-cost devices and could compete against the likes of Chromebooks in the market.
Meanwhile, the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 was already available in the Philippines.