Microsoft announces October 2 event: Expected product launches
It seems that new Microsoft Surface devices are on their way. The tech giant has started sending out invites for an event scheduled for October 2, to be held in New York City. Notably, Microsoft's event will be sandwiched between Apple and Google's product launch events, scheduled for September 12, and October 9, respectively. Here's what we know about the event.
The long-awaited upgrade to Surface devices might be announced
It's long been expected that Microsoft will upgrade the Surface Pro and the Surface Laptop to the latest specs, and the event just might see the launch of these upgraded, refreshed devices. An upgrade to the Surface Pro and the Surface Laptop also makes sense, given Intel's recent launch of its Y-series Amber Lake and U-series Whiskey Lake chips at the IFA 2018.
Devices that are unlikely to be launched
Beyond that, not much is known about the event. The Verge reports that the event will likely comprise launches of hardware, software, and services. It's worth noting, however, that the launch of the mysterious, foldable, dual-screen Microsoft Surface Andromeda device is highly unlikely. Microsoft has also reportedly been working on a big redesign for the Surface Pro. However, even that's not expected till 2019.
Windows 10 update, and Surface Hub 2 might be showcased
Further, details about the upcoming Windows 10 update, codenamed 19H1, are expected to be announced in the event. Microsoft has already started to reveal some of the features of the update, making the chance of more details being announced highly likely. A preview of the new Surface Hub 2 could also be on the cards.