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Windows 10 on phones: all the new features

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Windows 10 on phones: all the new features
Windows 10 will be the official name of the next Microsoft operating system for smartphones, and it will come as a free upgrade for those who have a Windows Phone 8.1 device.

Windows Phone chief Joe Belfiore stood up on stage in Redmond today to present all the new features of Windows 10, and we’ve decided to give you a deeper look at those particular ones that will arrive on smartphones.

With no further ado, here are the most notable new Windows 10 features for phones.

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posted on 21 Jan 2015, 16:31 11

1. theguy2345 (Posts: 1216; Member since: 24 Jun 2014)


All awesome features. Really can't wait, and I will put the preview on one of my phones. Probably my old one, because I don't want to mess up my new phone. Especially the outlook app. That is a great, modern app. And printing from the phone is also really nice.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 21:36

31. dimas (Posts: 2265; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


And recently they just patented the mute mode for people who prefer having silent phones while watching movies. If the leading OS are such innovative, how come Android or Apple didn't implement this before?

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 23:06 3

34. kabhijeet.16 (Posts: 811; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


What are you taking about ? All these features are already available on Android & iOS.
I was about to appreciate that WP is implementing these which would be awesome for users on all platforms and WP can be at par with other two OS, but then I read your fanboy comment..
Don't troll here... You should use other OS thoroughly before commenting...

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 00:46 2

39. tigermcm (Posts: 856; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)


so on Ios and droid this same feature you say they have does it automatically go into silent mode when you are in the theater?

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 16:36 1

2. Sharky (Posts: 239; Member since: 24 Jun 2008)


All very good features. Recently got a Lumia 530 as a backup phone with the W10 preview in mind. can't wait to try some of these features out. Also can't forget the ability to move the keyboard around on the screen. Seems like it would be a useful feature for phablets.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 18:03

15. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Yeah, the OS is definitely the bomb. Having the same core across devices makes others look archiac. So much to take in Windows 10 on a phone just got major support from the rest of the family of products and apps.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 23:50

36. Extraneus (Posts: 121; Member since: 02 Jun 2012)


Particularly the full blown Office will kick rear quarters!
And nobody is mentioning W(P) finally getting adjustable keyboard for large displays...
Really hoping the transparent tiles of today will be an option; the mosaic style is so much better looking than a photo hiding behind full tiles. I have no idea why people are so excited about this feature...?

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 11:06

52. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


agree with the transparent tiles i love it more than background imges

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 14:08

59. newsman (Posts: 21; Member since: 12 Jan 2015)


This technology impresses with its functionality. Although if you remember the old models, they are not worse. Here's a look! favewallpapers.com/58565-samsung-samsung-note%202-​android-phone.html

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 16:48

3. roentgen1108 (Posts: 12; Member since: 21 Jan 2015)


When will be the release of these update? For both mobile and laptop? Seems like we get the WP10 update first before the update of for the android 5.0..

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 16:58

7. yahia_malka (Posts: 186; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


For desktop , in the next week
And for phones
In mid Feb

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 03:59

48. o7o (Posts: 111; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)


These are just the previews, not the final builds. They'll be released later this year.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 20:03 1

24. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1484; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


well I do admit I'm a little disappointed with Windows 10 for phones but really impressed with windows for PC. But I think there is more to come like interactive tiles. I think They just showed a preview in this announcement and more to come.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 16:48 9

4. mokhtar (Posts: 405; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


Nothing special at all, features of 2009

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 17:32 3

11. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


It's still great Windows is catching up. I don't use them but it'd be nice to have a good backup OS. I might go mess around with their phones in store once this comes out. It's the little things that really make for a seamless experience.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 17:54 3

14. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Maybe you are reading the wrong article what are all the features from 2009, point them all out. Much of what MS did there are forward thinking.

Much of what the other Android and iOS are doing now has been done since 2010.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 19:52 3

23. brrunopt (Posts: 742; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


Most of these feature were wither added in the lat year on other platforms or aren't even available...

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 00:24 1

37. Extraneus (Posts: 121; Member since: 02 Jun 2012)


Sure, cross-platform apps are sooo 2009. NOT!

posted on 23 Jan 2015, 15:04

64. elitewolverine (Posts: 5188; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


You mean features windows mobile had since 01? including stylus and handwriting? Your right...ms has done nothing...in reality they were the first in tons, or at least offered it at a 24% share of the market.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 16:56 7

5. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


They FINALLY fixed the horrible settings in WP.

They've come a long way in 5 years, but really, this is nothing more than another .x update as nothing here is earth shattering in any way.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 00:26 4

38. Extraneus (Posts: 121; Member since: 02 Jun 2012)


Use the same apps on your pc, tablet and phone, with instant sync? Full-blown Office on your phone? I'd say these alone constitute an earthquake of some dimensions...!

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 10:55

51. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Already happens with ios and android except with the archaic windows desktop that less and less people need.

Running a winrt app (not the winrt you are thinking of) isn't mindblowing at all, seeing how all MS did was make the winrt time run on windows, not the other way around. WP always used it.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 23:40

62. Heritor (Posts: 47; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


The only people who speak ill of a windows desktop are those who do not have one or cannot afford one.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 16:57 4

6. yahia_malka (Posts: 186; Member since: 27 Mar 2014)


Still , that's not all
Microsoft didn't say anything about software features
Like Bluetooth HID , USB OTG
Wi-Fi direct
And those
Interactive live tiles ;) and more
Trust me
Thru haven't shown any thing to now ;)

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 17:13 5

8. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


BT hid, USB OTG and wifi direct have been present on android for 4 years now.

Better late than never huh.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 01:20 2

40. SIGPRO (Posts: 1523; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Yes and Nokia was the first to use USB OTG, years before Android!
And Wifi direct works on WP!

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 10:53

50. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Prove it.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 11:19

53. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Btw, I don't doubt nokia did a lot of stuff first.

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 17:15 9

9. UglyFrank (Posts: 1725; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Wallpapers? This is mindblowing

posted on 21 Jan 2015, 17:16 8

10. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1225; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


If I want Windows 10 experience, I'll take pc, not a smartphone

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