Windows 10X, a special version of Windows 10, was originally designed for foldable PCs like the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold. However, due to the growing demand for COVID-19 for laptops and traditional PCs, Windows has focused on integrating Windows 10X with single-screen PCs. Thanks to a new leak, we may get our first glimpse of what it will look like.
Windows Central Zac Bowden Wednesday, shared a screenshot of what is claimed to be Windows 10X for single screen PCs. The image appears to show the software’s Start menu and a centered taskbar with large icons that look very user-friendly. The taskbar also includes shortcuts for Microsoft Edge, Files, Outlook, and Spaces.
Here’s your first look at Windows 10X for single screen PCs. Hope to have more to share very soon 🙂 pic.twitter.com/irkbMC5w5n
– Zac Bowden (@zacbowden) January 13, 2021
Meanwhile, the Start menu includes all kinds of shortcuts, useful productivity tools for services like Microsoft Teams, Skype, and Spotify. The latter is not a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app, so it could be a progressive web app (PWA) that has been pinned. Apparently, the Start menu doesn’t support folders, but it will show apps and websites, according to the screenshot.
Windows 10X | Build 20279.1002 pic.twitter.com/hrQmWm4Sz4
– Aggiornamenti Lumia (@ALumia_Italia) January 13, 2021
In addition to the image shared by Bowden, Alumia Italia shared what is allegedly the Windows 10X startup animation. The animation apparently comes from Windows 10X | Build 20279.1002. More leaks are promised, so we may soon have a much better idea of what Windows 10X will look like on single-screen PCs.
The arrival of Windows 10X could turn business and education circles upside down, offering access to Microsoft’s best-known services while also offering things like instant activation and access to UWP apps and PWAs. The first devices with Windows 10X would arrive in spring 2021, so it might not be long before we see the software fully functioning.
For now, we’ll be keeping our eyes open for any leaks that are sure to happen in the days and weeks to come.