Microsoft unveiled the Windows 10 X operating system at its Surface event in New York on Tuesday. The new operating system is specifically designed for dual-screen foldable devices. It will debut for the first time on products such as the Surface Neo that were launched with Windows 10 X, and also devices from brands such as Asus, Dell, HP and Lenovo. Features of the new Windows 10 X operating system include a new start menu that is devoid of live tiles viewed on the desktop with the latest software.
Redmond Vishal says that Windows 10 X is designed and optimized for dual screen devices. Windows 10 X is heavily inspired by smartphone and tablet interfaces, and has a UI that comes with a home screen on one display, while apps, websites and search bars are shown on the other screen. Showing Windows 10X on the Surface Neo, the company says that an app can be opened with a simple tap, and can be expanded on both screens, or used on just one screen. The application relies on both screens and adapts itself to suit the newly expanded display area.
The biggest difference is the Start menu which essentially now keeps a list of recent documents, pinned applications, and a search bar. It looks like a task launcher available on the desktop these days. The feature of Windows 10 Staples Live Tiles that provides animated flipping icon graphics in the Start menu is being completely scrapped in Windows 10X.
The company says that Windows 10X will release in the fall of 2020, and the first devices to launch with new software will be powered by Intel processors. In its blog post, Microsoft details, “Windows 10X is designed for new dual-screen PCs, not as an OS upgrade if you already own a PC. We also accompany our app developer ecosystem Confused because Windows 10 X presents unique opportunities for them to enrich their experiences with dual-screen PCs.