It seems that Microsoft is constantly working on a new device. We have new patents and further information that can be easily combined into one whole.
Microsoft Surface Phone – a mythical device to exist in reality. Earlier, information about the development of the Andromeda project by the giant from Redmond has already reached us. Of course, we have no idea when and if such solution will go to the consumer market. Especially since Microsoft has in its portfolio really many devices on which he worked actively, after which they were abandoned . I hope that the same fate will not share the Surface Phone. But let's look at new news about him. https://www.gsmmaniak.pl/766746/microsoft-andromeda-skladany-smartfon-tablet/ WalkingCat has provided a link to the Microsoft subpage, where there are several applications in the Windows Store marked as windows-8828080 . This is part of the phone number for Microsoft (001-425-8828080). According to the tipster, this designation is directly related to the Andromeda Project – a device with a folded screen with Windows 10. A few of the applications are only available for smartphones. This allows you to think that the folded device could actually be a Surface Phone. https://twitter.com/h0x0d/status/941817306853785600?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gsmarena.com%2Freferences_to_the_mythical_microsoft_surface_phone_creep_up_once_again-news-28745.php However, if Microsoft decides to release a similar device, then for sure it will be not only a phone, but also a tablet. This was indicated by earlier rumors and the same underlines new patents. Take a look at some examples of graphics that I have drawn from the latest patent. They very precisely outline the way hinges work in such equipment . We have gears, magnets and various modes of operation of the device shown in the drawings. It must be clearly admitted that if Microsoft wants to return to the game on the smartphone market, the giant's entrance must be in full swing. It seems to me that if the device visible on the graphics is in fact within the next year or a maximum of two years, Microsoft must further develop it. Otherwise , he will sleep the gate, which he will be able to slip into the market and achieve success. It is already getting to us that Samsung, Apple, Huawei and Oppo are working on folding smartphones. The Andromeda project will not be a typical smartphone, but everything indicates that the device is to be able to make phone calls . I am really curious if Microsoft will bring this project to an end – or will it abandon – as much of the previous ones that promised to be really innovative. Source: WalkingCat, WIPO