For nearly 3 decades Windows OS has been at the centre of sales strategy for Microsoft Corporation NASDAQ:MSFT). The scenario, however, is changing fast.
The Microsoft Surface event that took place on last Wednesday had a lot of exciting new announcements in store for the public. Out of these, the revelation of the new Surface Duo and Surface Neo devices sparked the most ripples. And naturally, the products lined up for a late 2020 release are in their very first promotion cycle.
In one such promotional interview, company CEO Satya Nadella told the news publication The Wired that Windows “is no longer the most important layer” for Microsoft. While the statement left many quite surprised, rather stunned, it, however, isn’t an unexpected or unforeseen one. The 2018 departure of Windows’ chief, Terry Myerson, and the reorganization of the existing Windows team gave away some hints.
Moving On From Windows
This reshuffle saw the team split into 2 distinct crews. The core developmental unit of Windows was merged with the Microsoft Azure team, the cloud and the AI platform of the company. The second team evolved to become the “Experiences & Devices” team from the “Windows and Devices” team. This made it clear that Microsoft’s focus was now shifting to expanding and integrating cloud & AI into a larger range of their services.
The Surface Duo And Surface Neo
At present, Microsoft’s AI and cloud efforts to make its services more accessible to users of other OS are taking shape in the form of the new Surface Duo and Surface Neo devices.
These products are dual-screen devices, both of varying screen sizes. A 360-degree hinge allows users to fold and use them as single-screen devices, as well. However, the devices shouldn’t be confused with foldable-screen devices.
The Surface Neo, when functioning as a single-screen device, is speculated to be about 9 inches. When unfolded to its dual-screen capacity, it will come up to the size of a laptop. It has Bluetooth connectivity for an external keyboard for when users wish to use it as a PC. The device’s OS is going to be the all-new Windows 10X, specially tailored for dual-screen devices.
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