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Project Andromeda: The secret history of Windows on Surface Duo
Andromeda to Epsilon

Project Andromeda: The secret history of Windows on Surface Duo

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Here at Windows Central, we've been following Microsoft's Surface Duo project for quite some time. We first wrote about Microsoft's dual-screen pocket PC efforts under the codename Andromeda in 2017, and I had started hearing about the project a considerable time before then. It was originally going to be a Windows device, and kickstart Microsoft's mobile efforts with a brand new, modern version of Windows built specifically for this new form factor.

Windows Core OS for Surface Hub 2 isn't coming anytime soon
Prioritizing Hub 2S

Windows Core OS for Surface Hub 2 isn't coming anytime soon

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Microsoft has finally addressed the whereabouts of it's mythical Surface Hub 2X device, which was announced in 2018 as coming in 2020 with a new OS that enabled unique features such as tiling, dynamic rotation, and more. In a webinar aimed at customers and resellers, Microsoft says that focus has shifted over to delivering the 85-inch Surface Hub 2S, and that it doesn't anticipate releasing a Surface Hub 2X this year.

A detailed history of Microsoft's foldable phone project
A look back

A detailed history of Microsoft's foldable phone project

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Last week, Microsoft unveiled Surface Duo, a pocketable dual-screen mobile device that's coming at the end of next year. This is a project we at Windows Central have been following for almost three years under the internal codename "Andromeda." Initially positioned as a Windows Core OS device, Surface Duo will now be shipping as an Android device instead, a move that few of us were expecting, but is absolutely the right call.

Everything we know about Microsoft's Surface 'Centaurus' foldable PC
What we know

Everything we know about Microsoft's Surface 'Centaurus' foldable PC

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Microsoft is holding a hardware event on October 2 in New York City, and word on the rumor mill is that Microsoft is planning to take the wraps off its first foldable PC, codenamed Centaurus. This is a big deal for many reasons; it's the first new Surface PC form factor since the Surface Laptop, and it's also the first device to ship with Microsoft's new modern OS known as Windows Core OS.

Apple's iPadOS could challenge the Surface for average consumers
iPad vs Surface

Apple's iPadOS could challenge the Surface for average consumers

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Apple's iPadOS is mostly in name right now, but it shows the company is pivoting to make the iPad a serious contender for modern "light" computing. With trackpad and mouse support more people will see it as an alternative to Surface. And what about Windows Lite, Windows on ARM - will it matter? All that but a robust discussion on UWP, JavaScript and Electron on this episode of #AskDanWindows.