Internal Microsoft documents call Andromeda "a new pocketable Surface device"

Internal Microsoft documents call Andromeda
Since late last year, a number of patents obtained by Microsoft told the story of a dual screen foldable device codenamed Andromeda. The most recent leak involved API code that was found in a Windows 10 update that revealed five pre-set positions for the dual screens. This means that different applications could be displayed on the screens depending on whether the two displays are in tent mode, full mode (or tablet mode), concave or convex mode, or are shut closed.

A report published today cites an internal Microsoft document as saying that this eagerly awaited product is "...a new pocketable Surface device form factor that brings together innovative new hardware and software experiences to create a truly personal and versatile computing experience." Microsoft adds that the new mobile Surface product will be "new and disruptive."

The current rumor has Andromeda getting unveiled later this year, and the device is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 1000 chip. According to today's report, engineering samples of what some have called the 'Surface Phone' resemble previously disseminated renders produced by David Breyer. These images are based on some of the patents awarded to Microsoft that were released last year.

Microsoft is keeping mum, which is the smart thing considering what's at stake. Some people with knowledge of what Microsoft has up its sleeve say that when the Andromeda device is unveiled, it will have the same impact on the mobile industry as the original Apple iPhone did when it was unveiled on January 9th, 2007.


source: TheVerge

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8 Comments

1. yobolegend

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 14, 2016

I luv to have one...

2. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2453; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I will admit that this is a device everyone is looking forward to, even if they aren’t going to buy one or even use one. They still will be looking forward to see what Microsoft brings to the table. However, I think the line “this is going to impact the industry the same as the iPhone in 2007” is overused. In my opinion, whenever I hear that line I keep thinking about those movie trailers or posters that say “will do today what Jaws did before” or “scarier than the Conjuring”. People use those lines to hype up a movie but it’s so overused that it doesn’t have that effect anymore. The same goes for the iPhone of 2007 line.

3. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3157; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Microsoft needs to hire Kevin Hart or at least a worthy Hype Man.

5. deleon629

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

Right. Their promotion & customer service are both shot to sh*t at this point. The general public will otherwise not be so quick to forget about the numerous complaints of their surface pro devices...Speaking of which, I'd give them more respect if they'd committed to fixing those damn flickering screen problems before they put out another product.

4. djcody

Posts: 228; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

For about 1500$ and up will be your. Knowing Micros**t they will screw up something. 5 years plus on Linux and not looking back to windows.

7. perry1234

Posts: 650; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Good choice ! Wish I knew Linux..

8. Shazam777

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 08, 2018

Ok. So what?

6. Sparkxster

Posts: 1240; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

This has promise. Microsoft don't screw it up.

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