Surface Neo to support in-context notifications?

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Windows 10 Core OS may offer a simpler way to manage notifications on the upcoming Surface Neo, a Microsoft software engineer has hinted on their LinkedIn profile. Officially, the dual-screen device will run on Windows 10X, but it’s believed that the operating system’s codebase is technically WCOS.

If you have been curiously following WCOS news, this is yet another clue as to how the platform might function on your favorite Microsoft device.

Simpler notification management

Software engineer Di Cao’s LinkedIn profile suggests that the notification settings page of WCOS devices will have an in-context feature. Cao is indirectly confirming that Microsoft has a dev team in place working on its futuristic operating system.

Settings and Notification Team, Windows Device Group (C++, XAML). Implement in-context feature on notification settings page on Desktop and notification settings page on WCOS for Windows Settings.

Information already in the public domain suggests that WCOS will sport an enhanced “Action Center” through which users can quickly view or change device settings, from volume levels to brightness. If Surface Neo benefits from the notifications feature that Microsoft is adding to WCOS, its users will find it much easier to track or resolve issues such as the low battery state.

Microsoft is not rushing to acknowledge the existence of WCOS project, and so far, it has neither confirmed nor denied many of the rumors relating to the OS’ development. Maybe it’s trying not to get your expectations too high until there’s a fine-tuned product?

Recent reports suggest that the development of WCOS has encountered some setbacks. That may partly explain why Microsoft has pushed back the launch date for the Surface Hub 2X.

The upcoming Surface Hub 2X was supposed to run on WCOS, and Microsoft showcased it with a lot of fanfare.

According to leaked documents, WCOS is a modular version of Windows 10. It could run on multiple devices and form factors, including dual-screen gadgets. If the OS is taking longer than anticipated to materialize, Surface Neo fans can only hope that the delay won’t impact their favorite device’s release date.