Microsoft is Working on Windows Lite

We saw our share of dual-screen phones at the Mobile World Congress (MWC19) in February. Although Microsoft has not shown any new smartphone technology, it seems that they are looking at a completely different segment. According to sources close to The Verge, the company has its eye on dual-screen technology, but for laptops.

When the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X stole the show at MWC 2019 last week with their price and features, no one thought about applications for technology outside of smartphones.

But now there are reports suggesting that Microsoft is creating a dual-screen laptop. It is a return to their secret project that lasted from 2008 to 2011, codenamed “Courier.”The concept was quite simple -it looks and works like a laptop that you would use for your university classes, but it also had a touch screen and a stylus.

Microsoft had only discussed the project behind closed doors until it was officially leaved in 2011.

But it seems that the company is now looking for the ambitious project with the intention of putting a “lighter” version of Windows 10 on the system. Appropriately named “Windows Lite”, the operating system offers some features of the desktop version.

It seems that with this recent effort, Microsoft is looking to compete with Google’s Chromebook line. These laptops run a modified version of Google Android called Chrome OS.

Although this news comes from an anonymous source who spoke to The Verge, we doubtful customers will see an announcement or teasing at the upcoming Microsoft Build conference in May.

It seems that Courier was an idea far ahead of its time. With modern technology making technology more accessible and touchscreens the norm, there is certainly room for Microsoft to compete with Google.

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