The emergence and spread of the virus around the world changed many of the company’s plans for 2020, in addition to reducing its financial forecasts, Microsoft canceled public events and suspended optional non-security updates for its Windows operating system. In contrast, the popularity of its app for Teams networking has risen.
In October 2019, the company announced the Surface Neo foldable computer along with the Android Duo foldable smartphone.
Surface products accounted for 4.5% of Microsoft’s total revenue in FY2019, after the company expanded the Surface line that started in 2012.
The Surface Neo foldable computer operates with the new operating system called Windows 10x, which represents a special version of the Windows 10 operating system capable of running applications across more than one screen.
Currently, the company is said to have suspended Windows 10x development and shifted its focus to make it work well on single-screen devices such as two-in-one laptops and mobile devices.
It appears that the Surface Duo Android dual-screen smartphone has not yet been affected by the change in Microsoft’s plans.
It seems that computers with dual or foldable screens manufactured from third parties, such as the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold, will not use Windows 10x this year, which is likely to be a major setback for such forms of devices.