Last week, indie developer Gustave Monce shared images of Windows 11 running on a Surface Duo. The photos brought back memories of Windows Phone for many of our readers. While the concept of running Windows 11 on a foldable mobile device was intriguing, we wanted to know if our readers would actually use such a device.
In our recent poll, over 82% of voters said they would want a Surface Duo running Windows 11, leaving just under 18% saying they wouldn’t want such a device.
“Well yeah! I want a duo running W11 or 10X or whatever because it’s running Windows, that would be a good start because at least there’s ARM64EC and I’ll finally be more productive on my phone,” TechFreak1 said.
“I voted yes. If I could have a single phone device that runs Android apps (via Windows 11) on the go, but full productivity Windows apps while anchored to mouse/keyboard/screen, this would be the ‘device of my dreams,’ added CSJr1.
While the vast majority of voters expressed interest in Windows 11 running on the Surface Duo, many commenters disagreed.
“It’s a fun project, but Windows 11 as it is? Well no. The thing is, Windows 11 Shell isn’t really optimized for such a small screen, or even for dual-screen devices,” said aXross. “Each display is essentially treated as two monitors on a regular PC, unlike how it behaves on Surface Duo or Neo.”