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Microsoft Cancels Surface Hub 2X Launch, Offers ‘Major’ Software Update Instead

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Microsoft Cancels Surface Hub 2X Launch, Offers ‘Major’ Software Update Instead

Confirming rumours from last week, today more news has surfaced that we won’t see the launch of Microsoft Surface Hub 2X in 2020. Microsoft was planning to allow Surface 2S owners to upgrade to this cartridge with a more powerful processor and GPU. With this, it planned to introduce tiling and rotation support on the Surface Hub 2.

Microsoft said that it would launch the Surface Hub 2S in 2019 which will not provide tiling and display rotation. These features will be included with the Surface Hub 2X that was supposed to release this year with a completely new OS along with those features. It would be available to the 2S users via a paid ‘cartridge’/module update.

Last week, Petri reported that Microsoft has delayed the launch of its Surface Hub 2X model. Thanks to leaks from a Microsoft webinar aimed at customers and resellers, it is now confirmed to be true. At the webinar, Microsoft said that it was still committed to developing tiling and rotation but not when these features will arrive.

“They might not require an upgrade for Surface Hub 2S customers, or they might not require a paid compute cartage swap,” said a Microsoft spokesperson in the webinar. “We don’t have plans to release a complete cartage in 2020, because the best way to release those capabilities, tiling, and rotation, may not require us to take that path.”

Instead, the software giant is planning to release a ‘major software update’ for the Surface Hub and the Surface Hub 2 customers and its larger 85-inch device. It will be based on the first 2020 release of Windows 10. This update will be free of charge for all Surface Hub v1 and Surface Hub 2S devices, while the 2X processor cartridge upgrade would have been available only for Surface Hub 2S devices.

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