The success of Google Chromebook hardware and Chrome OS software was not an inevitability, but the ease with which they could afford Google endured a niche in a highly crowded PC marketplace. Ever since Chrome OS came into the scene, we were waiting for Microsoft to release its own version of Windows, but the half-hearted trials (Windows 10 S, Windows RT) have all been flat.
The mistake has not stopped Microsoft though, as Petri on Monday reported that the company is working on "a new version of Windows that may not be Windows." Based on the documentation he has seen Petri's Brad Sams believes that Windows Lite – the new operating system ̵
According to Sams, Windows Lite will only run programs for Progressive Web Apps (PWA) and Universal Windows Platform (UWP), while removing all other functionality. He says this is the first "really easy version of Windows" – one that will not run in businesses or small businesses, and may not even be available for purchase alone. In the same way as Chrome OS, Windows Lite must be preinstalled by an OEM.
Sams claims Windows 10 S was retired to make room for Windows Lite, which can run on Qualcomm's next CPU. "The goal of Windows Lite is to make it super easy, instant, always connected, and can run on all types of CPUs," says Sams. "Knowing that this week's Qualcomm will announce a new generation of Snapdragon that can run Windows significantly better than 835 [at the Snapdragon Tech Summit 2018] fully expects this new chip to run many of the first devices running the new operating system."
As for the Schedule, the plan is to announce Windows Lite (or what Microsoft ends up calling it) at next year's Build 2019 Developer Conference, but it may change. When it is revealed, it will probably be flanked by new hardware as well, and Sams suggests that this may possibly double as the upcoming party for the Andromeda TV screen or the recently rumored dual-screen 2-in-1, which is referred to as like Centaurus.