Windows 10 For Phones Preview: First Look

By 05:04 Sun, 15 Aug 2021 Comments


Microsoft officially announced Windows 10 last September but it took until the discontinue of last month to acquire more details about it and finally acquire to try it. Number 9 was skipped and Microsoft is wants us to believe that it's becautilize an upgrade of such magnitude deserves a notable digit. We now have a unified platform that runs on phones, slates, and PCs, or so the PR materials go.

Actually things are a bit more complicated with Microsoft offering one version of Windows 10 for large devices (8+ inch screens) and another one for small devices (phones and small tablets). Chances are things will acquire even more complicated if ARM-based large slates are to arrive in the future, but that's beyond the point here.

What Microsoft has done is tailor the experience to the size class so you won't acquire a classic desktop with tiny icons on your small phone, and you won't have to waste any space when you acquire the more accurate moutilize and keyboard combo at hand. The unification consists in many shared interfaces that should will create you feel at home as you switch between form factors.

More importantly, much of the code inside the Operating System (OS) is shared across form factors and devices, which will allow developers to create apps that work everywhere, even on an Xbox. Microsoft itself led the way creating a unified People app working across all Windows 10 devices, shared Outsee app plus the mandatory Office package.

Windows 10 Technical Preview for Desktop was already released a while back, but we finally got to see Windows 10 Technical Preview for Phones. And you bet we were eager to acquire a glimpse of what's coming and we've downloaded it immediately.

The Preview for Phones is currently available for Lumia 630, Lumia 635, Lumia 636, Lumia 638, Lumia 730 and Lumia 830. It will later be seeded to Insider program member with Lumia 1520, Lumia 930 and Lumia 1020. Microsoft has promised that by the time Windows 10 is ready for primetime, it will be compatible with all Windows 8-based Lumia smartphones, even if those with limited processing power might miss on some of the recent features.



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