Windows 10 was supposed to be the last Windows version of its family, but Microsoft seems to be working a new Window project, which would turn Windows 10 into a modular OS. The project seems to be an extension of One Windows Platform which will enable users to use same Windows 10 on all its devices.
Microsoft introduced the concept of UWP with Windows 10. It lets you use the same app on your Xbox, Windows 10 PC, and Mobile. Now, taking it a step further we’ll see “Universal OS”, an OS which will let Windows 10 run on any device with any configuration. This modularity will let Windows lose its specificness which right now exists in Windows 10 and its variant. Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 S, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Server, Windows 10 IoT etc can be merged into one “Windows 10”.
According to Zac at WindowsCentral, Andromeda OS is the name of an internal project under works by Microsoft. Andromeda is focused on Mobile primarily and is scheduled to be released sometime in 2018. Good to see Microsoft working on mobile still, and we’ll probably see a Surface Phone running Windows 10 with Andromeda OS anytime soon.
Andromeda isn’t about mixing different version of Windows 10 into a single one and delivering whole mess to users, Hardware vendors will have the choice of selecting certain features out of all versions of Windows and deploy a customised version in their devices.
Microsoft released UWP and OneCore in the past, but it didn’t take off as expected. With Andromeda coming in in future, it might better the Windows Mobile’s already poor situation.
What do you think about Microsoft’s this move? WIll it be viable?