At first, Windows 10X was built as a Windows variant for dual-screen and foldable PCs. But last year there was some change of plans.
Windows 10X offers a lighter, simple and modern Windows look. And from the near-final build of the OS leaked online, it’s precisely what the OS is all about.
From the leaks and previous hands-on experiences of early builds, Windows 10X is positioning itself as a direct Chrome OS competitor.
It includes a new start menu, Taskbar, File Explorer, Action center, and a new set up experience.
Developers have installed the OS on various unsupported devices, including Surface Pro 7 and Lumia 950 XL.
Check the various images below:
Hola, 10X on Surface Pro 7 pic.twitter.com/FaK6I5ipIO
— ADeltaX (@ADeltaXForce) January 19, 2021
Rumors of us porting Windows 10X to the Lumia 950 XL are exaggerated
(Yes, we're doing this) pic.twitter.com/KEE5lN2yV9
— Gustave Monce (@gus33000) January 16, 2021
— Sunshine Biscuit at scale 🍪 (@imbushuo) January 17, 2021
Windows 10X devices are expected to start shipping this year, and you will not be officially allowed to upgrade your current PC to it.
It’s optimized for Chromebook-like laptops and will be available for those who want a modern Windows experience on such devices.