Windows 10X supports the modern standby function
In the article about Windows 10X edition during this period, I believe that the user has a basic understanding of this special version of the operating system.
According to previous news, this version is an unfull version, like the WindowsRT system. It does not support x64 desktop software and can only run UWP software and PWA applications.
The current positioning of this version is that entry-level devices are mainly for the education market. For elementary and middle school students, this is completely sufficient and safe.
But for ordinary users, the system is relatively redundant and not suitable for normal use, even if the system has some noteworthy functions that the ordinary version does not have.
The latest document shows that the Windows 10X version will also support the modern standby function, which was originally a unique feature designed by Qualcomm and Microsoft for ARM devices.
The modern standby function is like the lock screen of a smartphone. In the locked screen state, the background software can continue to run and connect to the network to receive the latest information and data.
The modern standby function of the Windows 10X version is like a lock screen mode. This version will not shut down completely during sleep but will continue to receive data in the background.
Most software on Microsoft Store, such as UWP software and progressive web application PWA, support this feature, and theoretically, there is no need for developers to adapt.
According to Microsoft’s instructions, applications including Outlook Mail, Calendar, Photos, and OneDrive can continue to download data in the background state when entering the sleep state.
The modern standby function is actually a low power consumption mode. When the device is connected to a cellular network or a wireless network, it can remain online.
This is actually the same as the always-connected feature supported by Windows on ARM devices, and Microsoft is now porting this feature to Windows 10X.
It is worth noting that the Windows 10X version supports both ARM and x86 processors, so this is somewhat different from the Windows on ARM version.
However, Microsoft has not yet released more detailed instructions on such features. It is expected that more news will be released after Microsoft officially launches Windows 10X next spring.