Microsoft is reportedly planning to make the webcam standard in Windows 10 PCs, reports suggest.
According to the Verge, Microsoft is working on a new webcam interface for Windows 10 devices that will replace the existing Windows 7 webcam interface.
This new webcam is said to be the same one used in Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mobile operating system, which is said by some to be Microsoft’s answer to Apple’s Macbook Pro and MacBook Air.
However, this webcam is being described as a new Windows 10 Desktop webcam, and it may be similar to the one used by Microsoft’s existing webcam interface, the Verge’s source said.
The Verge did not independently verify the report.
The Windows 10 webcam interface has been around for a while, and has been used on other products like the Acer Aspire VX700.
The Surface Hub is Microsoft’s Surface-branded webcam that can work with Surface devices.
The new Windows webcam interface will likely make use of a similar approach to the Surface Hub.
Microsoft has also reportedly been working on its own Windows 10 camera for several months, but this webcam interface is being billed as a Windows 10 Pro feature.
While Microsoft has not officially confirmed the reports, it has previously promised to launch a Windows camera for its PCs at some point in the future.