Microsoft to launch a Surface device running Android apps next year

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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If rumours are to be believed, Microsoft is going to launch a new Surface tablet with some impressive features.

It is interesting to hear that the rumored tablet features two screens, is powered by an Intel chip and supports Android apps.

The list of amazing features does not end here. You can also fold the Surface tablet in half.

Some recent reports reveal that the upcoming Surface model is expected to come with two 9-inch screens. Both the screens would be connected to each other with the help of a fold.

According to Microsoft, the device may also allow users to run the iCloud application. However, there is no confirmation if iCloud will come as pre-installed service.

Microsoft plans to release the new tablet with the Windows Core OS (WCOS). This version of Windows has been designed to support dual-screen applications.


Microsoft employees already got a glimpse at the upcoming foldable Surface device.


Additionally, the foldable tablet may also support cellular (5G) connectivity.

Windows developers have not focused much on apps that support dual screens. As a matter of fact, only a handful of apps support dual screens. Probably that is the major reason why Microsoft wants to shift the focus to Android apps.

Microsoft is not the only company that is sneaking into the game of foldable devices. Samsung and Lenovo are also going to launch their foldable devices very soon.

On top of that, Intel came up with its own foldable laptop, designed specifically for gaming.

The dual-screen Surface laptop/tablet  is currently work in progress. The device is expected to land in the first quarter of next year.

It remains to be seen if this idea sees the light of day. There are many examples where the tech giant changed its mind and abandoned hardware ideas altogether.

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