According to leaked reports, patents and operating system references, Microsoft has been working on building a new mysterious ‘pocketable’ surface device for almost two years. The device has a codename Andromeda and is going to include a dual-display design. An internal document of the company obtained by The Verge also reveals its specialty of being ‘pocketable’.
In the leaked documents, Andromeda has been described by Microsoft as a device that the company is secretly incubating internally. The device is supposed to build a ‘new and disruptive’ device category that will impact the general Surface roadmap and blur lines between the concepts of mobile and PC. Microsoft has internally described the device as, “It’s a new pocketable Surface device form factor that brings together innovative new hardware and software experiences to create a truly personal and versatile computing experience.” Thurott had originally reported Microsoft’s plans in the early times of this month. Numerama had initially unveiled the codename Andromeda last year. No representatives of Microsoft were available to comment on this secret surface device.
Originally, Microsoft had introduced Surface Pro and Surface RT six years ago as devices which were designed for creation of a new category for challenging the differences between a laptop and a tablet. The Surface Pro was successfully able to disrupt tablets and laptops and big names including Apple are duplicating the Surface approach now. The secret surface device known as Andromeda is the next major device to be able to challenge PC and phones. The device is still under secret development at Microsoft and has a wraparound display which bridges the gap of the hinge when opened completely. David Breyer provided a 3D concept of how this secret device may look like.
The motive of Microsoft Company behind building this secret device is responding in a unique way to the failures being faced with Windows Phone devices presently. An internal document that described this device commented, “It will blur the lines between mobile and stationary computing.” Microsoft presently plans to launch Andromeda in 2018 along with other similar devices that will follow afterwards.