At the Microsoft 2019 event in NYC, the company dropped the veil of its next-generation surface devices for the upcoming year 2019 and 2020, the Microsoft Surface Duo, a new Microsoft foldable phone that seems appropriate for just every intent and work. And it will be rolling out in ‘Holiday 2020’. Yay! But the surprise doesn’t just end here!
Behold your breath my pals, Microsoft had something else and very crispy at that up to their sleeves. This new generation device would be running on Android. Yes, the company would be using Android OS for its upcoming Surface duo foldable phone, quite simply and given the android widespread reach and system ease, “best OS for this product is Android.”
Well, this admission of Microsoft not to mention is very noteworthy as Google’s Android OS is the biggest rival of Microsoft for mobile devices: Window 10 in past but proved to be a failed attempt.
Instead of going for a new mobile OS designed by the home company or reviving the previous one for its upcoming new devices, opting for the much more popular Android system instead was a very commendable step on the company part while being very humble and frank about its reason.
It also makes sense as Panos Panay, Microsoft chief product Manager explained, “We wanted to meet customers where they were….they were with Android.” But as for the dual-screen laptop Surface Neo, Panay said, “the best OS for this device is Windows.” As expected of the Microsoft which overtook the world wide OS network of computers and laptop devices like gurgling waves of the ocean.
On the other hand, “We were in a field of doing operating systems for personal computers. We knew the mobile phones would be very popular and so we were doing what was called Windows Mobile. We missed being the dominating operating system by a very tiny amount. We were distracted during our antitrust trial. We didn’t assign the best people to do the work. It’s the biggest mistake I made in terms of something that was clearly under or skillset. We that company that should’ve achieved that and we didn’t.” says Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft at the Economic Club of Washington D.C.
But now it seems, Microsoft is biting off its own words. After Window 10 mobile operating system failed to catch the attention of the tech users world-wide, it spends much of its years unwinding the division to the level of ending Window 10 mobile OS support later this year. Although stubborn users can still use the Window 10 mobile OS if they want to, but there would be no updates whatsoever.
With the past being past and looking forward towards new future innovations and mending its loopholes, Panay also revealed that “Our commitment is that all products will be serviceable over time.”
Well, this is a piece of joyful news for all the Microsoft mobile users to celebrate as Microsoft has always been criticised for creating devices that are near to impossible to repair without sending them off to service stations for a long period only to be proved as costly and fail attempt.
Making the new device easy to repair and upgrade was highly requested by the Microsoft users, Panay revealed, which seems to have been heard loud and clear by the company. It will also help the company to reduce its carbon emission and promote it to be a Greener company.