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Microsoft ‘Confirms’ Pocket-Sized Surface In Leaked Document: Could This Be Andromeda?

Microsoft ‘Confirms’ Pocket-Sized Surface In Leaked Document: Could This Be Andromeda?

As reported by The Verge, the innovative device is called Andromeda which is its codename and Microsoft has been silently working on the project over the last two years.

Microsoft goes on to say in the document that Andromeda will "blur the lines between mobile and stationary computing" and is destined to serve as a design prototype that will spur similar devices from other traditional OEMs. This device is codenamed "Andromeda" and will come with a dual-display design. Numerama had initially unveiled the codename Andromeda a year ago.




Another important detail obtained by The Verge is that the display will extend over the length of the front face of the newfangled gadget, and over the hinge when the device is fully open to present a almost seamless single display, as opposed to two separate displays just held together by a single substrate.

Even though Microsoft has maintained a pin drop silence on the Surface Phone, the company's Corporate Vice President of Devices, Panos Panay has accidentally teased the device on Twitter. The company is also experimenting with a stylus input method, so that users can fold over the device like a book and the pen can be used to write down stuff. According to rumors, this operating system would be initially aimed at a folding smartphone or tablet hybrid that would be released under the Surface brand. The publication says that it obtained internal Microsoft documentation that references the "pocketable" Surface device. The Verge also states that the current engineering samples of this pocketable Surface device look identical to 3D concepts created by David Breyer. Microsoft's testing SwiftKey integration to make it easier to type on glass, and the company is bringing inking support to the Windows 10 Mail and Calendar apps, a move that may make a dual-screen device more appealing to paper planner addicts.


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