Microsoft may launch a Surface Hub 2X with a pre-installed Windows 10X

Microsoft hasn’t given much information about Surface Hub 2X, which was originally unveiled in May 2018, since the release of surface Hub 2S in April. The company is expected to launch a new version of Windows 10 based on Windows Core OS this year, with tiling, dynamic rotation, and faster Windows Update updates. But later in 2018, Microsoft said the version of surface Hub 2 would be available by 2020 and would be divided into two SKUs, Hub 2S and Hub 2X.

Microsoft may launch a Surface Hub 2X with a pre-installed Windows 10X

(From Microsoft, via Windows Central)

Since then, Microsoft has introduced a smaller Surface Hub 2S (as opposed to surface Hub 2X), but it hasn’t brought other enhancements to Windows Core OS because it has the same operating system as the current Surface Hub.

Microsoft explained that this was done because customers wanted to run the Surface 2 Hub version of the older operating system. Media speculate, however, that the real reason behind this may be that the OS built for Surface Hub 2X won’t be ready before it’s available in 2019.

Microsoft may launch a Surface Hub 2X with a pre-installed Windows 10X

Microsoft’s development code name for Windows Core OS, codenamed Aruba, is used for collaborative display devices such as Surface Hub 2, and many people expect to hear more about Surface Hub 2X at the Ignite 2019 conference, but they can’t.

Microsoft has eliminated the version of Windows Core OS specially built for Surface Hub 2, and Aruba is now being incorporated into Andromeda OS and Polaris as another outdated version of Windows Core OS, sources said.

Microsoft may launch a Surface Hub 2X with a pre-installed Windows 10X

So, has Microsoft cut the Surface Hub 2X?

However, others say the Surface Hub 2X itself has not been canceled and is still expected to be launched in the future. Just now, Surface Hub 2X is no longer released with Aruba, but with Windows 10X.

Windows 10X is another variant of Windows Core OS, and is codenamed Santorini.

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