Today, Microsoft held its annual fall hardware launch, where it showcased the newly configured Surface Pro X and the new Surface Laptop Go. A year after its last launch, the company announced its bold plan to go all out on dual-screen devices, promising to launch a new version of Windows 10X and build the new category from scratch.
Surface Duo, which runs Android, began shipping in August. The larger, Windows 10X-based Surface Neo is nowhere to be seen. That’s not surprising, because Microsoft fans are well aware that it’s been delayed. In fact, Windows 10X is now officially landing on a single-screen PC, and dual-screen support will come when Microsoft thinks the time is right.
Since last year’s event, There has been a list of Surface Neo products on Microsoft’s website. At one point, it said it would come during the 2020 holiday season, and then the information was deleted after a few months of official delay. The list has now been completely removed.
In fact, you’ll still see it in the search preview, but when you click Learn more, it just takes you to a generic Surface page that contains all the current products.
It’s unclear whether that means the product has been canceled, or whether it was simply deleted because it was postponed indefinitely. Frankly, this may be one of those things that Microsoft has announced, and it won’t be the first time it’s gone. Many things are still pending, such as the company’s continued failure to publicly say that Sets, a feature announced for Windows in 2017 that enables tagged apps, has been abandoned.
Microsoft may be using Surface Duo as a test case to see how many customers a dual-screen device might have.