Although Microsoft has never publicly announced Andromeda, but in the past few months Andromeda code appears high frequency, rumors plus guessing a lot of soft powder is not clear what is this, cell phone? Mobile devices? operating system?
Mary Jo Foley Latest article tries to explain Andromeda, also has information from her source.
Andromeda is not just a mobile device, Microsoft also codenamed Andromeda OS operating system (now renamed Windows Core OS). Andromeda OS is not an experimental project of the Microsoft Research Institute, nor is it a zero-based operating system, but the next stage of Windows 10.
The current Windows 10 across different device types and forms, although using the same kernel OneCore, but the other parts are relatively independent of each device platform. Andromeda OS is based on OneCore, can be understood as all Windows 10 version of the common framework, different versions of the system increase or decrease the different modules & ndash; Microsoft in the past few years continue to separate the system module, rewrite some subsystems, this.
Andromeda OS is likely to include another legendary project CShell, CShell includes start menu, window management, settings, task switching and other elements, will unify the different forms of equipment Shell and allow the interface to adapt.
Guess that Andromeda OS will be the first to appear on Microsoft's Andromeda mobile device, and then extended to other device forms such as PC.