Microsoft might be releasing Windows 10 next month
, but the mobile version of its latest operating system would probably be shipping in September at the earliest. Besides the opening of the Windows platform for easy porting of Android and iOS apps, Microsoft has demonstrated Continuum
, or how one and the same app, like Outlook, can start off on the phone, then move to a tablet, then to a laptop or even a much larger screen. The kicker is that not only your work seamlessly transitions between those, but the interface morphs to adapt for the different input methods on all of these devices.
We've seen some screenshots of the actual mobile interface
before on the official Windows blog, which showed that there will be the tried-and-true "hamburger" menu, which Microsoft will only be using it where it makes sense, and not in the Gallery app interface on phones, for instance. Moreover, the "three dots" context menu we are accustomed to from you know which mobile OS, is present, too, but thankfully situated in the lower right corner, reachable with your thumb only. Another very welcome novelty, and something that stock Android and iOS still don't have (save for the iPhone 6 Plus
interface), is the landscape mode, which quickly redraws content and navigation imagery to fit a wider, shorter aspect narrative.
The newest leaked batch of screenshots from Windows 10 Mobile that you see below shows that you will be able to pin the new Edge
browser websites to the home screen, and there will be a dark theme to go with your colorful tiles. There are a few other subtle changes, that you can follow in the slideshow below, too.
Latest Windows 10 Mobile preview screenshots