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This is everything we know so far about the as yet unannounced foldable handset. On the hardware side, Microsoft is building its own Andromeda-based device too. This is widely expected to be Microsoft "re-entry" into the mobile market. However, rumors suggest Microsoft will not be positioning this device as a smartphone.
Microsoft did a similar thing with the Surface Studio and original Surface Pro, where it built new device categories for markets that were, at the time, low-volume or non-existent.
Its primary input method is touch but will feature pen support for note-taking and inking experiences. The handset will feature telephony capabilities, meaning you will be able to make calls and send texts using the device.
Sources say the device will feature a Snapdragon processor and likely come in the usual 64GB or GB configurations. Because this device is ARM powered, sources say the Andromeda device should last a full day at least on a single charge. That, along with the fact that this device will be running Windows Core OS, means battery life should be very good.
A leaked internal email described the device as a "new and disruptive" device category that "blurs the lines between mobile and stationary computing This new shell is being designed specifically for dual-screened experiences and is unlike any Windows Shell on the market currently.
Microsoft is also building a dedicated Journal experience that spans across both displays when in use that features OneNote and Windows Ink integration.
My sources tell me that Microsoft is also looking at implementing the same collaborative tech found in the Microsoft Whiteboard app, allowing multiple people to ink within the same Journal together. Other apps may also be able to share snippets and other things directly to the Journal for safekeeping or annotating on.
The device will also feature multitasking that allows the user to snap apps side by side just like you would expect to be able to do on a dual-screen device.
Microsoft is also working on a Continuum mode for Andromeda that will provide a familiar desktop experience when extended to a large screen or connected to a dock.
Powered by CShell, this Continuum will allow apps from the Microsoft Store to run in a windowed mode, along with other enhancements that make sense in a desktop environment. We have already showcased an early build of the new CShell Continuum environment, so make sure you check that out.
Internally, Microsoft refers to this improved Continuum mode as "Productivity Mode," and is being positioned as a feature that turns your pocket-device into a full PC when docked up to a large screen. Microsoft really wants to bring back the "pocket-PC" idea, but do it properly this time.
Pricing and release date Our sources suggest that Andromeda will be a premium device, with pricing to reflect this. In regards to a release date, the original plan involved it being announced October of this year.
Our sources now suggest that Microsoft has delayed its launch into due to not being able to complete the OS to a good standard in time. So, the delay allows Microsoft more time to finish up the OS and fine-tune the hardware.
Still more the come We will continue to update this article with new information as it becomes available, so check back periodically! What are you most looking forward to with this rumored Andromeda device?
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The project is currently named Andromeda, but there’s no fixed release date. Now, surprisingly, it has been revealed that Microsoft is also working on a new project called Andromeda.
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