Windows 10X will release first on single-screen devices

Windows 10X will come first to single-screen devices, and Microsoft reveals that's delaying it Surface Neo device.

Windows 10X Start menu with icons, no live tiles
Windows 10X Start menu with icons, no live tiles

When Microsoft announced Windows 10X, a variant of Windows 10 designed specifically for dual-screen devices, the company also revealed that its Surface Neo device will be the first to run the new operating system.

However, according to article at the official Windows Blog, Panos Panay, Chief Product Officer of Windows and Devices, has confirmed that Windows 10X will now be first available for computers with a single screen, and then it’ll later come to dual-screen devices.

The reason the company is changing its focus with Windows 10X is to meet customers where they already are, since the world has changed in a way that many of us are still adjusting due to the global health situation.

In addition, Microsoft has also confirmed that the Surface Neo is delayed until further notice. Since the Windows 10X won’t be available for dual-screen devices anytime soon, similar devices from other manufacturers are also delayed indefinitely.

Although Windows 10X is now expected to arrive first on single-screen devices, it’s unclear when it’ll release and how it’ll be available. The company isn’t sharing whether the new operating system will be available for anyone that wants to use it on their computers, or what devices will come with Windows 10X.

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