Andromeda's selling point will be pen and digital ink support which is something that numerous Surface devices have. While Microsoft has recently announced that it is ending the Windows Phone and that it would only deliver updates for bug fixes to the users the device, recent rumors claim that the company may, indeed, be working on the Surface Phone. The sources stopped short, however, have called Andromeda a smartphone and instead said it's best characterized as a "digital pocket notebook".
It all ultimately comes down to the apps and services it runs and whether users find them compelling.
It will run on an ARM-based chipset, which Microsoft has been hard at work developing mainly for laptops, and because it's essentially running Windows 10, traditional desktop apps will work, too. Windows Central reported that the foldable Andromeda Surface device will use the new Windows Core OS, coupled with CShell that is compatible with a foldable display setup.
Remember the Courier? That mythical foldable tablet that Microsoft was rumored to launch some eight years ago? I, myself, hope Microsoft might have a lighter and simpler version of OneNote in the works - the same way that it introduced the simpler and more intelligent Sway as a sidekick to PowerPoint. In addition to that, the foldable device could have its own notebook app which would mimic writing on a real notebook.
I make the comparison to a phone because I'm also hearing that it has telephony capabilities, meaning you could replace your actual smartphone with it and still be able to take calls and texts.
There are a number of other Microsoft apps and services beyond the obvious email and calendaring, that could make sense on a foldable mobile device. There's nothing stopping the Surface team from joining the fray - as long as they can justify to themselves and others that they're creating a new device category.
I'm curious: What would make a foldable mobile device interesting to you, readers?
For years, I used paper notebooks and non-digital pens to take notes.
Reports say that, the key selling point of this new Foldable Tablet would be pen input and inking. I'm unable to verify if the device will be able to run Win32 programs.
If you're someone who likes to play a lot of games and lives near a GameStop, however, it sounds like a pretty good deal. It boosts trade-in values for recent games days after they launch, so the latest titles are usually in-stock.
Those include a Note app on the iPhone X containing QR codes that are meant to be accessible to only the Apple employees. Apple, however, did not make it clear whether supply for iPhone X will remain tight as predicted by market analysts.
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Google has introduced a new ban in your search
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Linkin Park remember Chester Bennington with concert
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Trump to Declare Public Health Emergency for Opioid Crisis
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