The foldable form factor might become a whole lot common this year. Samsung is gearing up to launch its first foldable smartphone in the near future and we can expect others to follow suit. According to a new report, Microsoft is getting ready to support this form factor. It’s said to be preparing Windows support for foldable devices.
This is not to say that foldable smartphones with Windows are coming. The Verge hears from sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans that the company is going to make significant investments in dual-screen hardware and foldable devices for both Windows and Surface. The effort includes adapting Windows to work with foldable devices and hardware with dual-screens.
Microsoft reportedly has a dedicated team working on this task. It’s not the first time that we have heard something like this. It has been reported in the past that Microsoft was toying with the idea of dual-screen devices under the Andromeda codename. Microsoft may very well work with its OEM partners to push dual-screen and foldable devices for Windows going forward.
It will certainly be interesting to see what kind of devices manufacturers can create to allow for foldable experiences with Windows. We’ll likely hear more about these efforts later on in the year.