Microsoft to unveil new Floor at October occasion
Microsoft is internet hosting a Floor occasion in New York. Press invites have been despatched yesterday, and though particulars are scarce, we are able to at the very least affirm that the occasion will happen on 2 October.
The announcement comes virtually precisely one yr after the final Floor occasion. Final yr we noticed the launch of the Floor Professional 6, the Floor Studio 2 and a brand-new vary of Floor Headphones; there are actually a number of merchandise we hope to see renewed at this yr’s occasion, however there’s additionally the distinct risk that we’ll witness the launch of a completely new type of product.
Codenamed “Centaurus,” Microsoft’s newest endeavour is rumoured to be a dual-screen hybrid product that can plug the hole between laptop computer and pill. Reportedly, the brand new system was trialled throughout a current inside assembly, though rumours recommend that Microsoft is contemplating a 2020 launch date. Which means that even when Centaurus does make an look, there’s each probability it will likely be not more than a short teaser.
Extra concrete logic means that we’ll see a few of Microsoft’s extra well-worn merchandise obtain a much-needed lick of paint. The Floor Laptop computer 2 has seen no substitute since 2017, and the Floor Go stays the one Microsoft product of its variety; there’s even the off-chance that the Floor E book 2 will cede its place to a more recent mannequin.
The one proof we’ve is the banner that adorns the invitation (above), which roughly depicts the Home windows emblem in black and white. If we have been to clutch at straws, we would argue that the form and positioning of the strains that comprise the emblem look slightly like the assorted type elements of Microsoft’s convertible laptop computer/pill product line.
All we are able to do is wait. Microsoft’s Floor occasion will happen in New York Metropolis on 2 October – there’ll little question be a reside stream on the day, so these of you eager to look at the launch unfold can accomplish that from the consolation of your house.