Further proof for Andromeda phone found in Windows 10 SDK build

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Andromeda is the codename for a foldable Windows Core OS mobile device that Microsoft is reputedly developing. That could be a new Surface Phone, a foldable tablet or something else. Microsoft has not revealed any details for Andromeda, but there have been plenty of patents that highlight the company has a foldable mobile device under wraps. Now the latest Windows 10 SDK Redstone 5 preview build has provided even more proof for an Andromeda device.

The Twitter user WalkingCat, a Windows tipster, discovered a file within the latest preview build. He includes an image of the file on Twitter that shows lines of code which refer to Andromeda OS. The file highlights that Andromeda will be compatible with ARM and x86 hardware. So the file hints that Andromeda could be an ARM mobile device.

The SDK (Software Development Kit) Redstone 5 preview build is not the only thing to have shed further light on Andromeda this May. Two further Microsoft patents also came to light in May 2018, which were originally filed in 2016. Those patents also include a foldable mobile device. One of those patents was for a mobile display with a third display on its hinge, which would be a pretty cool device! The hinge display could be a bridge between the two primary displays.

As those were patents filed in 2016, Andromeda might have been in development for a few years. Thus, it might be nearing completion in 2018! As such, the rumor mill suggests Microsoft will announce the Andromeda device toward the end of 2018.

When, or if, that device sees the light of day, it will probably be based on the Andromeda OS. That will be one variant of a new type of modular Windows Core OS which can be installed on various types of form factor devices. Thus, all the devices will share the same OS core. Then Microsoft would only need just one version of Windows 10 for various devices.

The SDK Redstone 5 preview build file snapshot on Twitter will certainly stir further Surface Phone speculation. Whether it be a Surface Phone or not, it will be interesting to see what the Andromeda device really amounts to.

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