Microsoft is Working on Windows Lite OS for Dual-Screen and Chrome-OS Like Devices

Tajammul Pangarkar
Tajammul Pangarkar

Updated · Mar 5, 2019

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It’s known to everyone in the tech industry that Microsoft is working on the lightweight version of Windows 10 operating system suitable for low-end devices. Now, the sources close to Microsoft working on this project claim that the company is optimizing the UI to suit on Dual-screen devices and the lightweight laptops like Chromebooks. The company is willing to bring the Windows Lite OS on the small, low-end devices that will resemble that of the Chromebooks which run on Google’s Chrome OS. Also, the sources say that the Microsoft is going to launch the compatible hardware for the Windows Lite OS to compete with the Chromebooks.

Windows Lite is not the official name of the operating system, but is used for reference as the operating system is the stripped version of the Windows 10 OS. As Windows 10 is heavy on the low-end hardware, Microsoft is developing Lite OS so the more computers can run on Windows Core OS. Microsoft is pretty much interested in the Dual-Screen concept from Intel and is making the OS compatible with the same hardware type. Also, Intel is forcing the Original Equipment manufacturers to build dual-screen devices.

Microsoft’s Windows Lite OS will share the interface with Windows 10 operating system. But as it is targeted for the low-end devices with dual-screen, the UI will be optimized to run on the slower hardware. Recently, we learned that Microsoft has codenamed the Windows Lite OS Project as “Santorini” and will be ready to release it by the end of this year or by the start of the next year. As of now, we have no information available what will be the actual name of the Windows Lite OS. But with the increasing popularity of the Chrome OS and the devices running on it, we can see the Lite OS from Microsoft and will know it’s the official name.

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Tajammul Pangarkar

Tajammul Pangarkar

Tajammul Pangarkar is a CMO at Prudour Pvt Ltd. Tajammul longstanding experience in the fields of mobile technology and industry research is often reflected in his insightful body of work. His interest lies in understanding tech trends, dissecting mobile applications, and raising general awareness of technical know-how. He frequently contributes to numerous industry-specific magazines and forums. When he’s not ruminating about various happenings in the tech world, he can usually be found indulging in his next favorite interest - table tennis.