Microsoft confirmed that Windows 10X has been canceled

Earlier, there were rumors that Microsoft would launch the Windows 10X modern operating system in the spring. This operating system has experienced multiple delays since its establishment. However, Microsoft stops to develop this Windows 10 version, although the previously leaked version indicated that the operating system was actually close to completion of development and was waiting for the final release. But before the release, Microsoft decided to cancel the project and no longer release the final operating system. As for the reason, Microsoft believed that this version was unnecessary. Simply put, Microsoft believes that users need a more feature-rich operating system rather than a streamlined version, so there is no need to develop the Windows 10X system.

Windows 10X Clipboard

Microsoft explains:

Following a year-long exploration and engaging in conversations with customers, we realized that the technology of Windows 10X could be useful in more ways and serve more customers than we originally imagined. We concluded that the 10X technology shouldn’t just be confined to a subset of customers.

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. In fact, some of this is already reflected in the core of Windows in Windows Insider preview builds, for example the new app container technology we’re integrating into products like Microsoft Defender Application Guard, an enhanced Voice Typing experience, and a modernized touch keyboard with optimized key sizing, sounds, colors and animations. Our teams continue to invest in areas where the 10X technology will help meet our customer needs as well as evaluate technology experiences both in software and hardware that will be useful to our customers in the future.

Abandoning the Windows 10X version is actually not bad news for consumers, because it will give the Windows 10 team more resources to develop more practical features, especially now that Microsoft is re-emphasizing Windows 10 and developing the Sun Valley project.

It’s just a miserable situation for those companies such as Lenovo that were preparing to develop dual-screen devices with Microsoft. It was said that Windows 10X should be used to develop dual-screen foldable devices. However, the Windows 10X version experienced multiple delays and Lenovo had to pre-empt Installed the Windows 10 Pro version. At that time, Lenovo also promised to help users migrate to the new system after the Windows 10X version was released.