Windows users excited about the upcoming Windows 10X will have to wait until the sprint of 2021 for a single-screen rollout, with dual-screen support debuting a year later.
Windows 10X is the latest update to Windows that ditches legacy code, focuses on a simpler interface, modular design and is built to support multi-screen devices. As the pandemic has taken its toll, however, Microsoft diverted resources to more pressing issues, delaying the Windows 10X release.
According to ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft’s plans are beginning to take shape.
“I’m hearing Microsoft’s latest plan calls for 10X to debut on single-screen devices designed primarily for businesses (especially firstline workers) and education in the spring of 2021,” writes Foley. “And in the spring of 2022, Microsoft is aiming to roll out 10X for additional single screen and dual-screen devices, my contacts say.”
Another significant change is that the initial release will likely not support running Win32 apps in containers, as was originally planned. Instead, this feature will be pushed back to the 2022 release at the earliest.