In the upcoming Windows 10X system, applications will be heavily relied upon by analog technology. To ensure that apps can run on dual-screen devices such as Surface Neo, Microsoft must build powerful simulation technology. Microsoft has been working on that goal for a long time, according to the newly disclosed technology patents.
The patent, called “Simulated Multi-Screen Device” (EMULATED MULTI-SCREEN DISPLAY DEVICE), was filed with the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office in 2018 and was not recently approved and included. Existing Windows applications are typically not optimized for dual-screen devices and therefore do not work well on this form factor.
Microsoft’s patented emulator program will help you here. It presents a 3D graphical representation of a dual-screen device, including the first and second screens, and even the third screen, allowing developers to make optimized Windows apps for collapsible devices. Microsoft’s patent also implies “structural support” for devices such as accelerometers. In addition to sensors, it also has a front-facing camera and rGB camera