Microsoft’s foldable Andromeda device may be able to show holograms
Microsoft patents a holographic display for mobile devices
Over the past few months, we have been informing about ‘Andromeda’ – a codename for both an operating system (Windows Core OS) and hardware (mobile Surface with a unique form factor). We already know that the Andromeda device won’t be like anything we’ve seen in the market, possibly having two independent displays connected with a hinge, as visualized in the graph below:
Recently, Thurrot.com posted an article with more details about the foldable mobile device, like the information that Microsoft is optimizing the UWP apps for dual-screen setup, and Alex Kipman helping out with the hardware.
Thurrot also mentioned that the Andromeda device might be able to show holograms, but this rumor has not been confirmed. Interestingly, a recent Microsoft patent gives credibility to the rumor. The patent with a title “Floating Image Display” describes a technology for mobile devices capable of projecting a floating image separated from the surface.
It remains to be seen if the dual-screen mobile Surface, if ever released, will be able to show holograms or not. Microsoft’s internal plans for Andromeda and Windows Core OS hint at possible late 2018 announcement.