Windows 10X, the ambitious project that’s supposed to bring Microsoft’s operating system to both single- and dual-screen devices, has reportedly been finalized, with the debut now expected to happen in the spring.
Microsoft watcher Zac Bowden says the final Windows 10X build is 20279, and from this point until the go-ahead is given for the public launch, the company just wants to focus on fixing bugs and improving the general performance of the operating system.
Worth knowing, however, is that Windows 10X won’t be published as a stand-alone operating system, but only installed on devices coming with it pre-loaded. So the first Windows 10X-powered devices are projected to hit the shelves in the spring, and there’s a chance they’ll come with a single screen.
Single-screen Windows 10X devices
Windows 10X was originally developed with dual-screen devices in mind, but Microsoft then admitted this form factor needs a little bit more time, so it switched the focus to single-screen models.
“With Windows 10X, we designed for flexibility, and that flexibility has enabled us to pivot our focus toward single-screen Windows 10X devices that leverage the power of the cloud to help our customers work, learn and play in new ways. These single-screen devices will be the first expression of Windows 10X that we deliver to our customers, and we will continue to look for the right moment, in conjunction with our OEM partners, to bring dual-screen devices to market,” Microsoft’s Panos Panay said earlier this year.
The Windows 10X release timing aligns with the previous spring feature updates for Windows 10, so the debut of the first devices running this new OS version should happen in April or May.
Needless to say, the Redmond-based software giant itself has remained completely tight-lipped on everything, so take this report with a healthy dose of skepticism for now.