Microsoft’s Windows 10X makes a surprise appearance online

Windows 10X header

Microsoft unveiled the dual-screen optimized version of Windows
10X in October 2019 and it’s reportedly coming to single-screen
devices in the first half of 2021. Microsoft has now
accidentally published a Chromium Microsoft Edge download page
where “Windows 10X” and “HoloLens” are listed as the supported
versions.

At the time of writing this story, Microsoft Edge download
page
that lists Windows 10X and HoloLens under “other platforms”
section is still accessible.

Based on the cached version of the website available on Google,
we can tell that Microsoft updated its website to include
‘Windows 10X’ and ‘HoloLens’ under the list of supported
hardware earlier today.

Microsoft Edge supported platforms

One major takeaway from the document is that Microsoft is
already developing the Chromium Edge for “Windows.Core,
HoloLens, and Xbox One family”.

Microsoft Edge for Windows 10X

Last year, reports suggested that Microsoft will optimize
Chromium Edge for Windows 10X for a more flexible software
experience and it won’t come with the UWP Edge.

According to reports, Microsoft will be pushing its upcoming
Windows 10X as a competitor for Chrome OS.
Microsoft is also planning to enable support for Win32 apps
using “Cloud PC”, but this operating system is likely to be all
about UWP and PWAs.

Windows 10X will run Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and web
apps only. Apps like Spotify, Uber, etc will be supported as
long as they can run inside a Microsoft Edge container or UWP.

In 2022, when Microsoft plans to expand Windows 10X to include
dual-screen for factors, Microsoft may revive the Win32 apps
virtualization model.

Sources have also suggested that Windows 10X will compete with
Chromebooks, which are popular in classrooms.

Businesses interested in low-cost Windows 10X PCs will be able
to run their Win32 programs offered via Cloud PC or similar
technology. The Cloud PC and support to stream desktop apps
will help fulfil the needs of businesses, as well as address
compatibility concerns.

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