The Surface Phone aka Andromeda foldable device dreams have received a setback with rumors of Microsoft sending the Andromeda OS back to labs for a possible re-work. But that doesn’t mean all gloom and doom. Bits about Andromeda related sightings are appearing regularly on the net.

Walking Cat, the well-known Microsoft enthusiast has managed to find “Andromeda Productivity mode” while doing code-digging.

He further reveals that it is used in a class called MultiTaskMode.

If you remember we had exclusively reported about Laptop, Tablet and Mobile modes of the Surface Phone. A designer has also posted interesting concept images of Surface Phone gaming and Laptop modes.

So, may be we are looking at the same Laptop mode termed as the “Productivity mode” for the Andromeda OS. This is ideal for a device that is supposed to be a 3-in-1 device catering to Phone, Tablet and Laptop needs of users with elan.

Surface Phone/Andromeda device Features, Specs, UI & other details:

You can read our exclusive coverage of Surface Phone/Mobile top features/specs/UI design, photos & other details here. We last reported exclusively that Surface Phone launch would be aligned with Redstone 5.

We have so far developed a good understanding of Surface Phone/Surface Andromeda device design on the basis of patents that reveal too much. With Andromeda appearing as one of the SKUs of Windows Core OS in latest Windows 10 Preview builds. it seems Microsoft may be finally on track to a 2018 launch for both Andromeda OS and device.

We posted some evidence that shows that Microsoft is already working to curate Apps collections for the Surface Phone/Mobile. We had exclusively reported that 2018 may see Surface Mobile (Surface Phone) & Windows mobile devices from top vendors too. In a recent poll, our readers selected Surface Phone as the most appealing name for the ultimate mobile device from Microsoft. Surface Mobile and Note names came at 2nd and 3rd rank.