Microsoft have confirmed that Windows 10X is official dead. In the blog post announcing the May 2021 Update for Windows 10 Microsoft have confirmed that Windows 10X is no longer in development. Microsoft say that instead of 10X being a separate product the features are going to be brough into Windows 10 and other products.
Originally for designed for dual screen devices and then the focus switched to single screen devices, I thought 10X was the future of Windows with it being fast to update, lightweight and modern. The downside was backwards compatibility with old Windows application, Win32 application support was killed which made the OS with limited appeal. So Microsoft’s new approach focus on Windows 10 and update its UI.
Here is the quote:
Following a year-long exploration and engaging in conversations with customers, we realized that the technology of Windows 10X could be useful in more ways and serve more customers than we originally imagined. We concluded that the 10X technology shouldn’t just be confined to a subset of customers.
Instead of bringing a product called Windows 10X to market in 2021 like we originally intended, we are leveraging learnings from our journey thus far and accelerating the integration of key foundational 10X technology into other parts of Windows and products at the company.
I really like Windows 10X, as well as it running on an emulator I got it working on an old Lumia 950XL which worked surprising well.