According to a few recent leaks, Microsoft is developing a Windows 10 version for dual-screen devices. According to these reports, Microsoft’s new modular operating system is internally called Microsoft Windows Lite and supports the foldable devices.
Microsoft is also developing multiple shells to optimize Windows Lite/Windows Core OS devices for a variety of form factors, including dual-screen devices, Surface Hub and even HoloLens.
Yesterday, Microsoft pushed the latest Windows 10 20H1 Quick Preview Build 18917, which brought an undisclosed and interesting change. User Albacore claims that the latest version of Windows 10 20H1 is preparing for changes and will eventually separate the shell from the rest of the Windows system.
In Windows 10 20H1, a new Shell Update Agent has emerged that can be upgraded and is independent of the operating system. This is part of a long-term rumour that Microsoft is separating the basic Core OS operating system from the Shell.
The Shell Update Agent component also gets and updates the Shell section on demand. It can be redirected to the Windows Store for download. But currently, it is just a placeholder software UX.Client.ST.
He also found that the term “Undocked Shell” was mentioned. Along with the term appeared to be used by Microsoft to split Windows Search and Cortana in the May 19th Windows 10 May Update.
Microsoft Windows Lite changes and details
Microsoft seems to be making another change to replace the current setup synchronization with a newer, more advanced system. And support options such as File Explorer configuration. In the Windows 10 20H1 preview release, the File Explorer has been tweaked and can be pinned into a different/updated format. This might be part of the entire new upgradeable Shell experience.
The new shell experience is still in the early stages of development. But Windows 10 users can already try to get the Action Center from the shell package (if available).
In theory, separating the Shell from the underlying OS allows Microsoft to change the UI faster on all shaped devices and paves the way for a modular platform.
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