Over the last week, Microsoft seems to be ramping up its preparations for Windows 12. We have see the company bring Cloud PC to the Windows 11 Canary Channel, thought to be a core component of Windows 12. We have also seen potential system requirements for the upcoming OS. Now, reports suggest Microsoft is working on a “CorePC” mode for a modular Widows 12.
According to Windows Central, Microsoft's “CorePC” will be a variant of Windows that will be customizable and modular. It will function across different form factors and devices and will have read-only partitions like Android and iOS.
Yes, we have been here before with Microsoft trying to build a modular version of Windows that will function across platforms. The company's Andromeda project was a modular Windows 10 that would work on mobile as well as PC. It was originally thought the OS would run the Surface Phone, which later launched as the Surface Duo with Android as its OS.
Microsoft killed the Andromeda project in 2019, but it seems the company has retained ambitions for a more flexible Windows platform.
By taking a read-only approach, the CorePC variant of Windows 12 will update faster and be more secure. It is worth noting this modular variant will not be the main version of the OS. Instead, it will be a SKU that will be available on low-cost laptops to compete more directly with ChromeOS. Again, we have been here before with the failed Windows 10 S.
Microsoft has not confirmed these reports so at the moment they are still rumor.
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