Last month, we had reported that Microsoft is actively working on a new platform codenamed "Andromeda OS", and a new device codenamed "Factory OS Andromeda Device". Following Panos Panay's Twitter tease of a dual-screen device with a hinge, we now have another reference to the company's upcoming Andromeda device via some leaked internal emails.
According to the emails, it will be a "new and disruptive" product category, aiming to blur the lines between what we now consider as a PC and a mobile device, potentially alluding to more desktop-like capabilities being available. Numerama had initially unveiled the codename Andromeda a year ago. According to a Microsoft internal document obtained by The Verge, it's also going to be a pocketable Surface device. According to rumors, this operating system would be initially aimed at a folding smartphone or tablet hybrid that would be released under the Surface brand. No representatives of Microsoft were available to comment on this secret surface device.
From the sound of things, this dual-screen device isn't a Surface by way of the Nintendo DS.
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.
The company appears well positioned to help Microsoft bring their ambition vision, which they believe will "blur the lines between mobile and stationary computing, " and disrupt compting, to market. Microsoft presently plans to launch Andromeda in 2018 along with other similar devices that will follow afterwards.