According to BuildFeed, which regularly posts about new builds of Windows 10, the first build of a new SKU for foldable devices has been compiled. It comes with the build string rs_shell_devices_foldables.190111-1800, and it’s from the 19H1 development branch. The build number is 18313.1004.
The obvious conclusion to draw is that this is for Microsoft’s rumored Andromeda device. While the project was shelved back in July, it was originally for a foldable PC that could fit in your pocket. It’s likely now that it will be a larger device that’s slated for later on this year.
Foldable devices are definitely coming this year, but I feel like it might take a while for both users and device and software makers to figure out where, exactly, the fit into our lives.
I think I’m going to buy one. Just sayin. I don’t know if the OS is going to be a good enough platform but I have to say that it’s tempting.
I don’t understand what the reference to the Ironborn has to do with this.
Weren’t there renewed rumors towards the end of the year that Andromeda might be released after all? Or was that Centaurus?
Either way it’s looking like some Courier-esque goodness will finally be released to the market!
> but I feel like it might take a while for both users and device and software makers to >figure out where, exactly, the fit into our lives
That’s because these devices won’t fit into your life, All you will do is spend $$$$ on them and watch as they gather dust on a shelf somewhere just like the CueCat Barcode reader did.
Any of you guys remember that turkey of a over-hyped device?
Foldable devices are a because-we-can product. They don’t solve any real problems or suit any real needs. These will only be a thing to people dumb enough to think owning one makes them cool.