A couple of months ago back in July, the excitement of people has vanished when Microsoft reportedly put the foldable Andromeda device on hold. But the device doesn’t seem to be scrapped as per the news, some files in the form of a language pack for Andromeda OS became available in the Microsoft Store.
Thinking on the positive side, this would be a lead that Microsoft is about to test Andromeda OS into their Surface Phone. The text strings that can be seen in the language pack indicates the design, specs, and its functionality.
According to the language pack, users will be able to record their phone calls automatically. It also seems that the device will have two opposable screens and one external display, and double tapping on a screen will turn it off. The foldable device will also support Universal Windows Platform apps together with some applications developed for Andromeda OS.
The Andromeda OS mobile device will also have a feature allowing the user to draw a certain shape on the screen for it to take a screenshot. We can also see that the device can be unlocked via a fingerprint reader, and an iris scanner. There will also be a Productivity mode that would allow the foldable unit to connect to a larger external monitor, and drive a Continuum-like desktop PC with an external screen, as mentioned in the language pack.
The Microsoft chief product designer Panos Panay also seems to be talking about the continuation of the Surface Phone project. He said that he has been dreaming of a Surface device that can fit in a pocket for years according to a recent interview with The Verge.
It is safe to assume that Microsoft is up for the development of the surface phone, and they are just waiting for the perfect timing. We cannot officially confirm it yet, but Microsoft will surely make an update about it. Just stay with TechnoCodex and we will bring you its latest updates.
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