Sources say that the project is still in incubation, but that it could have collided with the Surface brand and tanked it if it was executed imperfectly.
On our podcast this week: Microsoft has a tiny Surface tablet that costs $800 if you want it like they show it. Also, long live the iPhone X?
It's been called the Surface Phone before this "Andromeda" codename became hip and cool, but whatever the case, fans want it as soon as possible.
Both the hardware and software components of Microsoft's mystery Andromeda project have been put on hold indefinitely, according to a well-connected insider
Don't get your hopes up for a a flip phone-style device with Windows 10 Mobile on ARM64. Microsoft is apparently interested in that design for a hotspot.
We know you've probably heard this many times in the past, but no, Windows Mobile is still not dead yet, with Microsoft focused on "rebooting" it.
Microsoft hasn't entirely given up on homebrewed smartphones, which however still need time to figure out the "next change in form and function."
Microsoft is apparently at least considering designing and releasing multipurpose mobile devices capable of folding in and out of smartphone shape.
Could this be a sign that a major release is coming that can put Microsoft in position to break from its Lumia past? Or will the wait go on?
Microsoft and Qualcomm announced that future Snapdragon chipsets will support full Windows 10 through x86 emulation. Cellular is a big deal here.
Emulation is expected to be included in the Redstone 3 update of Windows 10 coming late next year. Only one Surface Phone prototype can support it.
The device was rendered out to be an incredibly thin device and leaked by Evan Blass to be run on an x86 architecture. That proved too big a challenge.
Huawei shoots for a dual-camera phone with machine learning and a fitness tracker while Windows may be on the rebound. We talk... with alcohol.
Is it in consideration? Did these renders even come from Microsoft? Where are going with an Intel "laptop-grade" processor? What is this?
They may not change much about their predecessors, but Kaby Lake-powered Surface Book 2 and Pro 5 versions are likely "being talked about."
The Surface tabletop all-in-one could be the center of the show along with an update to Windows 10 and some gaming news as well.
It's the end of Windows Phone as we know it. If it comes to pass, will Microsoft mobile fans be fine? Will a Surface Phone come to save them?
Word around the water cooler now is Microsoft only plans to unveil Surface all-in-one PCs this fall, with the Surface Phone possibly canceled altogether.
Microsoft may have the future of the Surface device family all mapped out, with small rehashes in the works this year, followed by major upgrades the next.
Microsoft might well be working on a business-centric Surface Phone, but it's surely too early to anticipate the handheld's design or specifications.
If Microsoft didn't make it clear recently, fresh gossip supports its long-term Windows 10 Mobile commitment, starting with the Surface Phone in 2017.
The rumored Microsoft Surface phone ETA has slipped back to spring 2017, where it could bring us as many as three hardware variants.
Our realistic mobile predictions for 2016 include general stagnation for the smartphone market's greats, as well as a few big prospective steps forward.