It has been many years since Microsoft last released a Windows-based mobile phone. So far, most Microsoft fans are still hanging on to the idea that the company might, one day, release the much awaited Surface Phone. However, as the days progress, the possibility of a Windows 10 Mobile phone is becoming a lot less likely. At least until now.
According to Thurrott executive editor Brad Sams, Microsoft is currently testing out a prototype in its campus. The prototype in question is an ARM64-based device that is described to be a “mobile-like device.” He claims that the news came from two independent sources within the company and that he believes these prototypes are part of Microsoft’s Project Andromeda.
At the moment, the only thing known about the Project Andromeda is that it is a merge between a mobile and a desktop device. Although Microsoft gave a bit of a teaser about the project back in 2016, still, not a lot of information has been released about it.
On the other hand, Microsoft running Windows 10 on an ARM chip is not really a new thing. The company also demoed an ARM tablet using a Snapdragon 820 chip running the full Windows 10 OS. The demo also showed the emulation capabilities of the system by running an emulated version of Adobe Photoshop.
It is still too soon to tell whether Microsoft will release the rumoured Windows 10 Mobile phone or not. The company has maintained tight-lipped stance on the matter. However, Sams predicts that the device in question will not come cheap. According to him, this Windows 10 Mobile device will be in the same line as the Microsoft Surface products, albeit featuring an LTE connectivity.
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