We are at Build 2015

It is that time again, Microsoft’s annual developer conference, Build 2015 is at hand, and PhoneArena.com is on-site to bring you all the goods from San Francisco.

The conference kicks off tomorrow morning with the first Keynote Address where we expect a lot more information about Windows 10, how its development continues in the mobile space, and how the platform continues to converge into a single experience across all the various form factors.

Build is not very consumer-centric. Last year, Nokia rode the coattails of the event to introduce a couple new Lumia devices, but the rest of Build had a serious focus on the developer community. We are not expecting announcements of any new flagship Lumia smartphones, nor are we thinking there will be a formal announcement for a successor to the Surface Pro 3, but that does not mean there will be no news about that space either.

This is a year for Windows, plain and simple. Windows 10 is going to occupy the center ring, and everything will revolve around that, from unified apps from Windows 10 for Phone, to Xbox. We are looking forward to seeing more announcements about HoloLens. Of course, there will be a lot of commercial and enterprise related announcements too, Microsoft Azure, back-end items about “internet of things,” and various APIs across the ecosystem.

PhoneArena.com will have a live blog of the Keynote Address tomorrow, and we are certain the Microsoft all-stars will be on hand, such as CEO Satya Nadella, Joe Belfiore, and more. It is time to Build!



1. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

gr8 bring on widows 10 im really loving the preview on my 630 i really wanna have android app compatiblity on windows just like we use bluestacks on pc tjen o would never have bought s6 but wpupd wait for wp flagship cuz i love the ps despite of itss lack of apps

2. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

i really hope wp 10 is able to compete with android and ios by getting some apps and better support for there apps because they don't get updated as fast as android and ios apps its so stupid. id really like to to switch to wp because I'm getting tired of android and i don't really like ios all that much but Microsoft hasn't given me a reason to switch to wp just yet, hopefully wp 10 will bring enough change to the os that it gives me something to think about the next time i upgrade my handset.

4. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

It's devs fault, Microsoft has done tremendous job on getting mainstream apps, but there are some devs who, for some reason don't want expanded community using their apps.

5. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

that's because wp doesn't have the popularity of android and ios. if it had a bigger fan-base/a lot more users then i believe devs would support it a lot better hopefully wp 10 and Microsoft's next flagship will go a long way in doing just that.

6. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

Bah, as far as M$FT goes, Windows 10 will never replace Win7 or older systems, mainly due to the inablity to turn off/disable DWM... not all GUI needs to be 3D damnit... For my new system however :D Windows 10 it is! I await to be amazed however at how they tie in WP to W10 as a whole, probably wont leave Android for it, but then again, RIP Windows Mobile! How I miss thee!

8. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

it appears that Microsoft "Surface Tablets" are the best selling Mobile devices Microsoft has got in the market Place. their strongest asset is that their legacy Desktop programs for Business and pleasure are Millions strong. their greatest weakness is they do not have as big a touch screen Apps selection as Apple ipads and Android tablets have. both windows smart phones and windows tablets still have an apps gap to some degree but things have improved. If Windows 10 does not get Touch screen Apps developers excited enough to make more apps for Windows touch screen devices the Microsoft has to HIRE NEW Programmers to Make Apps for Windows touch screen devices that are just as good or better than the old developers now make for Apple ipads and Android tablets. this can be done folks because Microsoft is Primarily a software company. Microsoft has the talent to do this. Nokia made apps for Lumia smart phones when it was making them. Microsoft has to do the same to stay in the mobile world.

9. GTNavy

Posts: 55; Member since: Oct 13, 2014

PA at Build is like the Tea Party at the Democratic National Convention.

11. Gawain

Posts: 441; Member since: Apr 15, 2010

That's pretty funny, considering PA never gets to go to WWDC. :-P

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