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Microsoft’s Foldable Surface Device to Support Android Apps – Report

Last year, we have seen leaks about the surface phone which is said to come with Andromeda OS. It is also rumored to support Android apps and Apple’s iCloud service. According to the latest reports, the company is now working on a foldable surface PC. Microsoft might start shipping this new surface device in the first half of 2020. Unlike the recently showcased Lenovo foldable PC, the upcoming Surface device will use two individual displays held together by a hinge.

Both the 9-inch displays are mentioned to offer 4:3 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the foldable surface PC will come powered by the Intel Lakefield SoC with 10nm Sunny Cove CPU. It is said to run on an unannounced Windows 10 version called Windows Core OS that will support dual display UI. While the Andromeda is reportedly put on hold, the Windows OS on the foldable surface PC will be supporting Android apps and iCloud services.

The device will have an always-on connectivity feature which might offer of up to Gigabit LTE speeds. While it will have cellular connectivity, there is no confirmation over the 5G support. It is internally codenamed as Centaurus and the company has already shown the teaser video of the product to its employees inside the Redmond HQ. Unlike the Andromeda device which is said to sport smaller display, the upcoming Centaurus will offer more screen real estate for better productivity.

While Google’s Android has officially added support for foldable devices with the latest Android Q update, Windows 10 might follow the same route with before the manufacturers started releasing the foldable PCs. As of now, there is no information about the launch date of the upcoming foldable Surface PC. It could be officially revealed alongside the Windows Lite in Q4 2019. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!

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