Microsoft ditches Windows 10X. Would be integrated to Windows 10 instead

Windows officially announced that its upcoming OS, Windows 10X has been cancelled and its features would instead migrate to native Windows 10.

If you’re unaware, Windows 10X is essentially a stripped-down version of Windows 10 meant for dual screen or foldable devices.

The cancellation was announced during a blog post in Windows’ website.

“Following a year-long exploration and engaging in conversations with customers, we realized that the technology of Windows 10X could be useful in more ways and serve more customers than we originally imagined. We concluded that the 10X technology shouldn’t just be confined to a subset of customers.” according to a statement in the blogpost.

“Instead of bringing a product called Windows 10X to market in 2021 like we originally intended, we are leveraging learnings from our journey thus far and accelerating the integration of key foundational 10X technology into other parts of Windows and products at the company.” it added.

Windows also pointed out that some features of the cancelled Windows 10X are available in the Insider Preview builds of Windows 10. One of the features they mentioned is the app container technology which would be migrated into Microsoft Defender Application Guard, and other enhancements like Voice Typing features.

This blog post also includes the Windows 21H1 update, which is planned for release this October

Source: Windows Blog via TheVerge