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Microsoft is allegedly developing Windows Lite for dual-screen devices

By Wong Chung Wee - on 6 Mar 2019, 10:56am

Microsoft is allegedly developing Windows Lite for dual-screen devices

Intel's Tiger Rapids concept PC comes with an E Ink and LCD display.

According to The Verge, Microsoft is developing Windows Lite, a stripped down version of Windows OS that’s meant for dual-screen devices and Chromebook competitors. Windows Lite is slated for launch “later this year”; however, this is dependent on hardware manufacturers’ support for Windows Lite.

We are aware of the efforts of both Intel and Microsoft to create devices with this new form factor. The phone manufacturers have already jumped on this bandwagon with the announcements of Samsung Galaxy Fold, Huawei Mate X and LG V50 ThinQ 5G respectively.

(Image source: The Verge)

The Verge has gone as far to create a mock-up interface of Windows Lite’s GUI, and describes the upcoming OS as “a blend of what Microsoft does with its Surface Hub shell and the limited functionality of its Windows Phone Continuum user interface.” Microsoft might make good use of its Build 2019 conference to reveal Windows Lite as the new upcoming OS to enhance user experience and improve productivity on dual-screen computing devices.

(Source: The Verge)

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