As we head into the spring of 2021, the plans are changing again for the OS. According to people familiar with the company’s plans, Microsoft will not be shipping Windows 10X this year and the OS as you know it today, will likely never arrive. The company has shifted resources to Windows 10 and 10X is on the back burner, for now.
Microsoft missed the boat on the modern smartphone, and as far as their operating system business goes, they seem like a rudderless ship in a hurricane ever since. If I cared, it’d be painful to watch.
Personally, I don’t think the phone stuff is any more than a side gig for Microsoft, like Mac Pros have become for Apple.
They throw out the odd innovation to see if it sticks, but it’s just an idea that is not really pushed.