The foldable Surface device from Microsoft has been around for a long time. The device, code-named Centaurus, was reportedly showing employees in the company earlier this month. We already know a lot about the device, including the new lightweight version of Windows called Windows Core OS, which runs the device.
And now Forbes posts some new details about the device. The publication received some interesting information about the IHS Markit product based on supply chain information. We're not sure how credible the reports are, so take them with a little salt.
Forbes reports that Microsoft's foldable interface will be able to run Android apps. There is not much information on how Microsoft will achieve this, but the device will apparently be able to run Android apps. To do this, Microsoft would have to create its own store for Android apps. Android developers may need to manually submit their apps from the Google Play Store to Microsoft's own Android store.
Microsoft has in the past tried to place Android apps on Windows phones that did not work so well. And when it comes to history, I have the good feeling that this can not be implemented well.
Forbes also reports that the new device will be based on a 10 nm Lakefield chip from Intel and will have two separate 9-inch displays with an aspect ratio of 4: 3 (so it's not a single foldable display). The connectivity is always available.
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