We know that Microsoft has been working for quite a while at one of its latest projects, the Andromeda device (Surface Phone/Journal). More news popped up, and it does nothing else but confirm the existence of this device. The company usually provides all kinds of code names to the devices that it’s working on. As you may know, the Xbox One x used to be called Project Scorpio for instance. Now, latest reports say that Andromeda is also called Project AND.
The Andromeda device is set to create a new category for mobile computing
WalkingCat was the user who tweeted the news. The AND in the Project AND may be referring to Andromeda or something else, but we’ll have to wait some more before we find out exactly what the letters stand for. The Andromeda device is also called the Surface Phone, and it’s set to create a new category for mobile computing. Microsoft has always envisioned a portable PC with telephony implemented. Such a device could easily adapt to various situations. Microsoft seems to be working on making the PC more mobile.
Microsoft has over 90% market share in the PC area
Even if this company has such a huge market share in the PC category, the problem is that people work on their PCs in their offices or homes. They don’t carry their computers wherever they go. Considering that mobile processors are becoming more powerful, smartphones are receiving more PC-like features as well.
This may be considered bad news for Microsoft because it might lead users away from their PCs. This is the moment when always-connected PCs step in. PCs with mobile connectivity can be naturally used anywhere. On the other hand, they’re still not pocketable devices such as smartphones. People believe that Microsoft is currently trying to solve the issue with its Andromeda or Surface Phone.
Andromeda is expected to be a foldable device
More people believe that the Andromeda device or the Surface Phone will be foldable, in other words, pocketable. It will also be productive when it’s unfolded while, pocketable when folded. The device is also said to have telephony enabled, and this means that it could very well serve as a replacement for smartphones and tablets as well, this way, creating a brand new category.