Microsoft may have put its much anticipated folding Surface-branded tablet Andromeda “on hold indefinitely”. This comes after a number of reports pointed out that the company was planning to launch the tablet this year with mock renders floating on the internet. According to a report by CNET, the company seems to be reviewing the project because of the fact that there is no software and app ecosystem in place to support the device. The report pointed out that the Windows 10 edition that is likely to power the device is still not ready which means that the company can’t work on apps or the app ecosystem until that is ready.
This means that Microsoft is not likely to launch the device and as pointed out in the report, this is possible because of the recent shake-up on the executive level. The company executives were thinking about adding some parts of Andromeda OS in the next version of Windows 10 but decided against taking making that move. This may also mean that the company may have second thoughts about how the device will do in the market along with the future of a dual screen device.
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It looks like the company does not want to repeat what happened with Windows Phone OS, or its hardware efforts in the part including Zune, Kin phones, PC Tablet, and Windows Slate. Though, it looks like Microsoft fans do not want the company to shut down the effort and have launched a Change.org petition to try and convince that the market needs such a product.
9,356 users have signed the petition in just three days and the petition is about to reach its current goal of 10,000 signatures. It is likely that the petition may not result in any real change but the unreleased device sure seems to have some good support.