It looks like the OS is getting ready for its closeup. A good thing to get somewhat excited about.
In software, there’s a point where developers “eat their own dogfood,” before letting users try it. Google’s Fuchsia OS has reached this dogfood stage.
Bachelor Chow — now with flavor! Beyond the normal public testing stages like Alpha and Beta, Google has quite a few internal testing stages, all stemming from the same “dogfood” name.
Tastes like dogfood So what would a dogfood test of Fuchsia actually look like? From what we’ve learned over the years, Fuchsia is able to run on desktops, laptops, tablets, Chromebooks, phones, routers, smart displays, and more. That means a dogfood test could be for any or all of these different purposes for Fuchsia…
Yesterday, on the 9to5Google Alphabet Scoop podcast, our Stephen Hall dropped a mini bombshell that a Fuchsia tablet is rumored to be in the works. We dug in a bit deeper and found that the truth may be more complicated than that.
Early this year, it was discovered that the first Chrome OS tablet with Qi wireless charging was being developed under the codename “Flapjack.” Fast forward to today, it appears Chrome OS won’t be the only operating system this device supports, as Google’s Fuchsia OS team is also looking to support the “Flapjack” tablet…
A blogger that I follow, Jason Ward of Windows Central, has been essentially asking for this type of device for years now, and I have brought attention to it here on my little information speck of the digital universe.
It’s nice to see ZDNet grudgingly come around to that similar conclusion. Granted, this device/phone/tablet/game changer is way out of budget for moi unless the numbers come in from the North Carolina Education Lottery, but my experience with these events is that elements make their way down to most price points over time.
Microsoft has strong reasons for shying away from calling the Surface Duo a phone. But that’s the best way to explain it to customers.
Mr. Ward has been consistent in his call for a Windows mobile device for years. It looks like an indirect way of getting there through Android. I expect a migration path to Windows 10 while having choice in devices.
Balls and Strikes from me…
I believe Microsoft is still pursuing its Pocket PC vision with plans to bring a Windows 10X-powered Surface Duo-like device to our pockets in the future. And building developer relationships through Android is key.
In January 2015, I presented an analysis claiming Microsoft would bring an inking focused, telephony-powered pocketable PC to market. I even suggested Microsoft-branded earpieces would be a practical accessory for this device. In 2016 leaks regarding Project Andromeda, a Windows Core OS-powered (or Windows 10X) pocket PC, confirmed this analysis. As information continued to surface, I incorporated those details into my ongoing analysis of Microsoft’s Pocket PC mobile strategy.
Microsoft has sought to converge the power of Windows and the broader Microsoft cloud, apps, hardware, and services ecosystem on a pocketable telephony-enabled mobile device for years. Windows Mobile, Windows Phone, and Windows 10 Mobile were all mobile OSes that flirted with Microsoft’s mobile vision but failed to bring the “power” of Windows and the synergy of Microsoft’s ecosystem to a touch-focused mobile experience. Thus, Microsoft designed the modular, lighter and context-conforming Windows 10X, for duo screen PCS like Surface Neo (a versatile tablet) and partner devices from Dell, HP, and Lenovo coming next year. It was even planned to power the now Android-based Surface Duo (a pocketable device), formerly known as Project Andromeda…
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