October 2. 2019 is shaping up to be a momentous day for Microsoft, likely rivaling 2015’s Windows 10 launch. At that event, the company revealed the new Surface Book, an updated Surface Pro, new Windows Phones, the Microsoft Band 2, and showcased its latest OS.
Microsoft’s push into devices with dual, or even foldable displays, has been rumored for years now first with a smaller, pocketable device codenamed “Andromeda”. Windows Central first broke that story back in late 2017. But recent whispers have targeted a larger version with dual displays under the “Centaurus” banner. The device will likely fall between an 8-inch and 12-inch PC and is expected to run Intel hardware with a heavy focus on inking.
Besides new hardware though Centaurus is thought to be the first PC to showcase Microsoft’s new Windows Lite operating system. Windows Lite is based on the Universal Windows Platform (UWP). It is meant to compete with Apple’s iPadOS and Google’s Chrome OS, ushering in a new age of mobile computing for Redmond.
Earlier today, the Surface comms team tweeted more information about the event, including a new image, time of the announcements, and that it will be broadcasted live. That change bucks the trend of the last few Surface events, which were held privately.
Microsoft’s hardware event takes place on October 2 at 10 AM ET in New York City. Windows Central will be in attendance, and Microsoft will livestream it on Twitter.