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Short Bytes: According to the reports floating around, Microsoft is making a computing device intended for the users wanting low-powered and cheap computers. A counterpart to Chromebook, the device currently carries a rumoured moniker CloudBook would run Windows 10 Cloud which according to a patent would be able to sync user apps and files across devices.

An education-focused Microsoft hardware event is scheduled to happen on May 2. It’s speculated that Redmond could launch a cost-effective computing device, similar to Google Chromebooks running Chrome OS, running a variant of the operating system called Windows 10 Cloud which came to light earlier this year.

It has been known in the case of Windows 10 Cloud that it can only run Windows Store apps by default unless some tweaks are made in the Settings.

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MSPowerUser has spotted a patent, filed in December, suggests Redmond’s cloud operating system might offer something more, but Chrome OS already has it, building upon the existing account-based syncing functionality on Windows 10. One might be able to sign-in on any device and find all of his files and apps sitting inside. Currently, the max we can do on Windows 10 is sync the settings and the Windows product key.

Microsoft would be very desperate to take on Google in the education segment where there is an increasing demand for cheaper and convenient devices. Windows 10 Cloud could be the Microsoft’s weapon to conquer the ARM territory which is mostly in the hands Android and Chrome OS.

You can read more about Microsoft’s application install and layout syncing using this link.

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