Microsoft’s mobile stint with the Windows Phone platform did not yield the company the kind of response it was looking for. For this reason, alone it sold off the then acquired Nokia mobile business last year. While the entire world is waiting for the upgrades to the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book, Microsoft has some other plans going forward.
When Microsoft announced that it will be hosting an event on May 2, everyone thought it might unveil the Microsoft Surface 2 or Surface Pro 5. However, that’s highly unlikely to happen at the May 2 event in New York. Going by the hashtag ‘#MicrosoftEdu,’ the Redmond giant has been using, the event will be focused on the educational project, which could be the Windows 10 Cloud project. At the same event, Microsoft might announce a new product called ‘Microsoft Surface CloudBook’ to take on the Google’s Chromebook, according to the rumours.
The Windows 10 Cloud project is essentially another version of the Windows 10 OS, but it will allow downloading apps from the Windows Store, and you can’t install any of the third-party apps. Also, the report claims that Microsoft will make the platform lot cheaper than other Windows 10 versions such as the Windows 10 Home or Pro.
Recently, the Redmond giant pushed an app collection to the Windows Store, which showed an ID of ‘cloudbook.’ The apps are exclusively designed for educational purpose. With Microsoft pushing the apps to the store, the product launch is around the corner, and it might happen at the May 2 event.
Furthermore, the Microsoft Surface CloudBook will be powered by an ARM chip, and speculations claim that it will be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip.
It’s just confirmed that a Microsoft product with name CloudBook exists. But, there are no more details regarding the product for now. All we can say is to wait until May 2 for an official announcement related to the product.
What’s your perspective on this news? Should Microsoft release a CloudBook to compete with the Google Chromebook? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.