1. l33tl33's Avatar
    A lot of the critics state there is no 'need' for a device this small to run applications designed for a 'full size' experience and generally speaking they are correct.

    What I think those people don't know is what they don't know. If someone viewed a particular device through the lens of a single use-case then it is very easy to think of a more optimal way to use a device with a small form factor.

    The problem I'm trying to solve has nothing to do with using a small device in the most efficient manner. Instead, I'm trying to solve the ultimate break in flow which is the transition of my activities from one location to another without switching operating systems, depending on the cloud or transferring data between storage devices. All three of these are interruptions to the experience and are riddled with issues:

    1) Internet connections are unreliable or expensive
    2) Moving your work from Windows to Android will never be seamless
    3) Accessing storage for data location, transfer and restoration is time consuming

    I do believe in a mostly cloud future but as long as the web browser's shape must contort to the device we are holding, so must the work or activity we are trying to interact with.

    For Windows users (by the way there are quite a lot of us) to go from your full sized screen at home to the the subway or bus and then arrive at the office or friend's house (without stopping to spend a few minutes saving our work and uploading it to the cloud or converting the format or emailing ourselves links or files and so on) the shape of Windows must be responsive and as a result we have been given Windows 10x.

    Being able to finally harness the benefits of Continuum would allow me to watch a youtube podcast from home, hop on a bike or get in a car and go to work without stopping the video while audio transfers to my bluetooth earbuds or car radio, then wirelessly dock to my workstation at the office. All without touching anything.

    You can't do this without a responsive Windows that runs on a mobile device in some capacity and has the power to operate traditional windows applications.
    10-09-2019 01:08 PM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    There's no suggestion of a dual boot device.

    Good article to read - https://www.windowscentral.com/why-s...rating-systems
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    10-11-2019 03:06 AM
  3. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    It isn't going to be dual booting anything. As I already stated in another thread, MS explicitly said they worked with Google, and we know what they are like. This'll be Android only, just like MS said.
    Laura Knotek and N_LaRUE like this.
    10-11-2019 08:44 AM
  4. Drael646464's Avatar
    It isn't going to be dual booting anything. As I already stated in another thread, MS explicitly said they worked with Google, and we know what they are like. This'll be Android only, just like MS said.
    I don't think this will be dual boot at all, but it's actually not impossible.

    Google wanted the ability to run windows on their chromebooks, and likely the ability to have chrome run on windows on arm devices. A deal could be brokered. It's probably not being though.
    10-12-2019 06:12 AM
  5. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    I don't think this will be dual boot at all, but it's actually not impossible.

    Google wanted the ability to run windows on their chromebooks, and likely the ability to have chrome run on windows on arm devices. A deal could be brokered. It's probably not being though.
    If it did dual boot then surely there would be some performance issues? With MS having a lot riding on the Duo I doubt they would want that.
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