These past few weeks have shown us that Microsoft’s Windows 10 X should be a formidable alternative to Chrome OS. It works well on laptops with a mouse and keyboard and touch screen. Now, a pair of new images show how good it is for the mobile form factor.
Twitter user Gustave Monsey It is claimed that they managed to create a pre-release build of Windows 10 X running on Nokia Lumia 950 XL in Nokia 10, which was released all the way in 2015. The photos that Monus has shared show that the upcoming software reflects various screen sizes well. On the Lumia 950 XL with a 5.7-inch display, the Windows 10 X’s taskbar fits into the wells below the screen, while the Quick Settings panel pops up with all the elements.
I got to take two pictures, it seems that the UI is very compatible with this resolution. Personally I think it looks cute. pic.twitter.com/tqhZ51p5xj
– Gustav Monesse (@ gus33000) 20 January 2021
Monus said that Windows 10 X responds well to the small form factor, as the images display, but a lot of work still needs to be done from a usability standpoint. Nevertheless, if we did not know better, we would say that Microsoft was preparing to return to the smartphone (but we know that the truth cannot move forward).
Windows 10X is expected to be lightweight on Windows 10. As we have seen in previous leaks, it draws a lot of inspiration from Google’s Chrome OS while still retaining the spirit and design of Windows 10. On enterprise and education customers, Microsoft’s new software can be predicted to be a breakout year.
As we have said before, Windows 10X will not be something that you will be able to upgrade your existing machine. Instead, the software will come pre-installed on newer machines similar to laptops running Chrome OS. If you’ve been tempted by a Chromebook in the past but embedded in the Microsoft ecosystem, the launch of Windows 10X is the right solution.
Windows 10 X devices are expected to be released this year, possibly early this spring. Wouldn’t it be nice if Microsoft allowed older Windows Phone owners to download a working version of the software on their device? Hopefully.