2021 will be an exciting year for Windows 10. It will receive major updates, along with Windows 10X coming to laptops, although it is not clear what extra features Windows 10X will bring to laptops. Also, Microsoft's Cloud PC service is expected to enable app streaming to consumer devices from the cloud.
According to a new report, Microsoft is going to finish Windows 10X in December, meaning the RTM build will be signed internally. It is expected to reach the production branch in Spring 2021.
Yesterday Microsoft released Windows 10 build 20231, and also provided ISO images for clean install. The build, besides including a new OOBE page that allows optimizing the OS for user-specific tasks, also comes with a new user interface for OOBE.
In order to prioritize Windows 10X development, Microsoft may change the cadence of its Windows 10 feature rollouts during the next year.
Microsoft has revealed that the company plans to port some of the Windows 10X exclusive features to the regular desktop editions of Windows 10. Also, the company is about to "reinvest" into classic Windows 10.
Windows 10X is no longer exclusive to foldable devices. Microsoft officially confirms that the new edition of the OS will become available on traditional laptops and 2-in-1 convertible devices.
Windows 10X emulator allows developers to adapt their apps for dual screens. It allows emulating a pre-configured dual-screen device, and start Windows 10X on it. However, a recent emulator version allows selecting single screen devices, with large or small screens, which were not announced yet.
Microsoft is reportedly focusing in single screen devices with Windows 10X. The Redmond software giant has delayed the launch of Surface Neo, so it won't become available on Holiday 2020.
Microsoft releases a new Preview version of their Emulator software, along with an updated image of Windows 10X, which now contains build 19578 of the OS. The updated Microsoft Emulator is version 22.214.171.124 and the updated Windows 10X Emulator Image is version 10.0.19578. Here's what's new.
On Microsoft 365 Developer Day, the company revealed that Windows 10X will only require around 90 seconds to reboot and install feature updates.