Microsoft has tried on multiple occasions to launch a lite version of Windows but did not succeed to see the projects through. It seems we are not going to see any difference with the case of Windows 10X. The tech giant has revealed that the much-anticipated version of Windows that is supposed to be an alternative to Chrome OS has now been canceled.
In a statement released by the company for the Windows 10 May 2021 update, John Cable, the vice president, Windows Servicing and Delivery, said Windows 10X will not make it to market but some of its key foundational technology will be integrated into Windows and other products.
“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,”
He goes on to say that the technology of Windows 10X can be useful in more ways and should not be limited to a category of users which is why it took the decision not to launch the product anymore.
Some of the features of Windows 10X are said to be integrated into Windows Insider preview builds. These include “Microsoft Defender Application Guard, an enhanced Voice Typing experience, and a modernized touch keyboard with optimized key sizing, sounds, colors, and animations”.
Windows 10X was originally supposed to come bundled with dual-screen devices such as the delayed Surface Neo. However, Microsoft said it was shifting the target to single-screen laptops. There are speculations that the Surface Neo may eventually be canceled.