Surface Phone Release News, Rumors: Foldable Phone Will Not Support Polaris or Win32 Apps Initially

Harsh Soni
3:26 PM

Microsoft’s long-rumored foldable Andromeda a.k.a Surface Phone is going to launch this year. However, latest reports claim that it won’t have Polaris (CShell) version 2 or support for Win32 applications initially. The foldable surface phone will be equipped with Windows Core OS with Andromeda Shell.

According to the Windows Latest report, Surface Phone is expected to launch at the end of 2018 and it is said to offer support for Microsoft’s upcoming mobile OS codenamed Andromeda. While Andromeda CShell is primarily focused on mobile, Polaris is a CShell for desktop, which will run on top of the Windows Core OS in order deliver the best experience on large screen devices.

Microsoft Polaris will reportedly arrive next year, while Windows Core OS with Surface Phone will be unveiled later this year. Microsoft is rumored to be designing Windows Core OS for desktop without the legacy Windows elements and applications. On the other side, Polaris will compete with Chromebook and won’t support Win32 applications natively.

Several reports surfacing online also claims that Microsoft is working on adding support for Polaris to the upcoming Surface Phone, and this will make the foldable device more, advance, lightweight and faster without Win32 legacy codes. If the recent reports are believed to be true then Microsoft will announce the Surface Phone that won’t support the Polaris version 2. Nevertheless, the Polaris version 2 support will be added in the next update that might arrive in 2019.

Microsoft reportedly requires more time to get RAIL (Remote Application Interface Layer) and VAIL (Virtualized Application Interface Layer) work perfectly in Windows 10 operating system with Polaris. However, the Surface Phone is Microsoft’s long-rumored ultimate mobile device which will offer a number of features and most importantly flexible display. Stay tuned to for more updates!

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