Microsoft has repeatedly postponed the release of Windows 10X, the lightweight version of the current Windows 10 for mobile PCs. But it seems to have moved on: as the source writes, Windows 10X will be released in the first half of next year.
Windows 10X is a kind of response to Chrome OS, a simple and lightweight operating system for inexpensive laptops. It is one of the applications of Windows 10X, the other is dual-screen laptops or tablets like Surface Neo. After the announcement of new Microsoft products last week, many people noticed that Surface Neo has disappeared from the list of hardware solutions of the company on the official website. It was believed that this was due to the unpreparedness of Windows 10X. There were even rumors that this OS has once again been postponed indefinitely. But judging by the new data, its development is in the planned mode and is probably coming to an end.
So, the release of Windows 10X is scheduled for the first half of 2021, and the first ready-made devices with it will go on sale next spring. This announcement would have enjoyed the traditional spring update of Windows 10, so Microsoft has changed the tactics of Windows 10 updates from two (spring and fall) to one summer. As for the first update for Windows 10X, it will be released in the first half of 2022 and will support the same dual screen devices like Surface Neo. That is, in the initial phase, the OS will be compatible only with traditional laptops.