The latest rumor from Jeff Lin, Associate Director, Consumer Electronics at IHS Markit, is about the upcoming Microsoft Surface, a dual-screen laptop/tablet hybrid, that could support Android apps.
Lin spoke to Forbes, citing “supply chain info” as the source, about the new Surface set to have two 9-inch screens with a 4:3 aspect ratio. The device which Microsoft has publicly shown prototype hardware of is reportedly code-named Centaurus, according to The Verge. It’s also rumored the tablet will have a new version of Windows 10, possibly called “Windows Core OS.”
The fact that Microsoft is launching a dual-screen tablet is no surprise to anyone but the fact that it will support Android apps sure is.
The company has been more open to the idea recently, with support like ”Your Phone” and with easily accessible emulators like the popular ”Blue Stacks”, so it’s not unlikely Microsoft could incorporate that into Windows.
Producers of smart devices are expected to turn to foldable designs in the coming years as they strive to move mobile devices beyond long-established single-screen products.
Samsung is getting ready to deliver its Galaxy Fold again (after it pulled back from a glitchy initial launch) and Huawei is expected to ship the foldable Mate X this fall.