Microsoft's project Codenamed Andromeda, is Microsoft's latest iteration is a much talked about device. For those unaware, this is expected to be a foldable device. And reports say this device could hit stores in 2019. The latest revelation of a product has been hinted in a new book titled "Beneath a Surface".
Tech Blogger Thurrot.com' collaborator Brad Sams reveals how Microsoft built the Surface brand and also details some of the upcoming Surface products. "Beneath a Surface" tells how the Redmond, Washington-headquartered software giant made its hardware dreams a reality by turning "a failure into a fortune".
Surface Phone enthusiasts earlier this year ran a petition on "Change.org" to persuade Microsoft to reverse its reported decision to cancel the dual-screen computing device. But the new book suggests that "Andromeda", a foldable device that is a phone and a tablet, could be in the hands of the people next year itself.
The book suggests that Andromeda could be a bit larger that the "pocketable" design seen in the patents. "Again, this device will ship when it's ready and there is justification for it but the company sees it as a visionary device and it is currently slated for a Q4 (of 2019) release," the author wrote in a blog post.
South Korean smartphone maker Samsung last month unveiled a foldable smartphone and announced that it would release the device in the first half of 2019. Chinese giant Huawei is also reportedly working on a similar device. "And the device that started the entire book, the Surface Pro will get heavily updated in Q4 of 2019 with inner bezels, new colour options, USB-C, and a few other enhancements," Sams added.
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