Windows 10X was originally introduced back in 2019. It was supposed to be a new lightweight operating system with a new modern user interface for dual-screen and foldable devices to compete with the ChromeOS. Then the company refocused the project as a single-screen experience for education and first-line workers with the promise to bring it to other form factors later. But after multiple plan changes and delays, it appears that Microsoft is now dropping the development entirely (at least for now). However, the intentions of a new version of Windows 10 with an interface redesign still in the works, as the company is still expected to bring a much-needed UI refresh with version 21H2 (a project currently known as “Sun Valley”), including with many elements previously planned for Windows 10X. This is not the first time Microsoft fails to create a modern version of the desktop operating system since we have already seen other failed projects, including Windows RT and Windows 10S, and now the latest attend with Windows 10X. So, it may seem like that the future of Windows 10 will always be just trying to improve the version we have since every attempt by the company, up until now, has failed. However, there are many reasons why the company will not even try to bring Windows 10X to market. According to the Petri report, the “timing and market conditions” do not favor Microsoft at this time, and sources say that people are not currently looking for a solution that the new variant would fix or improve. Instead, they want those 10X features ported to Windows 10. While this may come as a surprise and disappointment to many, perhaps it is a good decision from the company to halt the project now, before it backfires. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.