Is Windows 10X the future?
Microsoft, after the release of Windows 10, declared that there would be no successor, and Windows 10 will be continually updated. With the announcement of Microsoft Neo, which took the internet by storm, Windows 10 needed an overhaul to add support for not only Neo but also other foldable PCs that are now popping out of nowhere. As a result, Microsoft has currently been working on Windows 10X, which is made exclusively for foldable tablets. Everything from the Windows Shell to the underlying OS has been reconstructed with the latest technologies, while still keeping legacy app support for those who need it.
Say Hello! to a New User Experience
Microsoft has rebuilt everything from scratch while keeping the support for legacy software. The user experience now depends on how you want to use your PC (The posture). For example, You might want to use it as a laptop, or tablet, or in tent mode (to flex JK) to watch movies. The user interface must adjust to provide the best experience, and Windows 10X does the exact thing.
The redesigned Start menu experience on Windows 10X looks like Elementary OS – A Linux Distribution and also looks much cleaner now. Just like Windows 10, there is a system-wide search bar at the top of the menu that can also search the web and the installed apps. YES! Microsoft got rid of Live tiles (Finally!). There is an area that recommends you based on what you do at a particular time.
The apps list is customizable and grants users the capability of rearranging the apps from the rows. Windows 10X has support for app folders in the Start menu.
There is a new taskbar that is fully customizable. The bar also gives us suggestions based on app preferences, which can also be manipulated. The Windows logo shows up for sometime when clicked and is hidden most of the time.
There is also a newly revamped action center that looks kind of iOS’ish, but the way Microsoft has used the material theme is mind-boggling. This new Action Center includes things like volume controls, power options, and battery percentage.
There are a set of other new features like Compose mode and Dynamic Wallpapers. Windows Updates have been improved as feature updates will not take as long to install as they do on Windows 10, as they will now be installed in the background without requiring a reboot until the update is complete. It is quite similar to updating an Android device with A/B partitions. When the update is done, the PC will restart, and won’t take much longer to complete.
While the OS will launch exclusively for foldable at the end of 2020, it might also arrive for devices other than foldable PCs. The OS is capable of running on different form factors as well. Do you think foldable PCs are the future? If yes, why?
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