Microsoft Has Begun Testing Andromeda App Support in the Microsoft Store

Discussion in 'HardForum Tech News' started by Megalith, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

    Messages:
    13,004
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    There is a new category listing in the Microsoft Store, and many are convinced that it involves Microsoft’s Andromeda OS, which comprises part of the company’s plan to make Windows modular and proves that some sort of mobile Surface device exists. Some have already begun speculating that the device could run full desktop apps.

    "8828080" appeared a little while ago as a new target platform within Microsoft's code infrastructure. It's noteworthy because it also forms part of Microsoft's corporate phone number. We've heard that various existing Windows 10 Mobile and PC apps are already showing up with support for "8828080" in the store, including big-name third-party offerings from companies like Spotify, and even some games.
     
  2. SolarisGuru

    SolarisGuru [H]Lite

    Messages:
    72
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2016
    Yeah, and a big crease right down the center of your device is reeeeaaaal appealing.
     
    Twisted Kidney likes this.
  3. BB Gun

    BB Gun [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,486
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2004
    How can you be an [H] member and not have used dual monitors?
     
  4. Twisted Kidney

    Twisted Kidney 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    3,503
    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2013
    It's only a concept render, but yeah, super appealing.
     
    auntjemima likes this.
  5. ChoGGi

    ChoGGi [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,450
    Joined:
    May 7, 2005
    Unless it's a racing game with the option for vertical split screen, then triple monitor or bust :)
     
  6. TheOne&OnlyZeke

    TheOne&OnlyZeke 100% Irish

    Messages:
    10,264
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2000
    This has got to start somewhere though right
    First this...second gen, screen will be foldable....third gen, pull out screen like in Earth Final Conflict :)
     
  7. gunbust3r

    gunbust3r Gawd

    Messages:
    900
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2004
    If Microsoft follows their established pattern for mobile the release product will cost more than ever before and be abandoned faster than any in their history.

    Zune, Winphone 7, Winphone 8, windows 10 phone whatever, Groove music pass, Band 1 and 2. Win RT.
     
  8. Comixbooks

    Comixbooks Ignore Me

    Messages:
    13,247
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    UMMMM ah OK I just want a colored browser for Edge.
     
  9. jnemesh

    jnemesh [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,084
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2013
    Unless it has support for Win32 applications and can run a full version of Windows, this is just another failure waiting to happen. No one is going to make apps for the next "Windows Phone" or "Kin"!
     
  10. auntjemima

    auntjemima [H]ardness Supreme

    Messages:
    4,714
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2014
    Under the image it says its a fan render.