Windows 10 on phones: all the new features

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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66 Comments

1. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 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.

31. dimas

Posts: 3296; Member since: Jul 22, 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?

34. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 884; Member since: Dec 05, 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...

39. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 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?

2. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 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.

15. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 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.

36. Extraneus

Posts: 121; Member since: Jun 02, 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...?

52. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

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

59. newsman

Posts: 21; Member since: Jan 12, 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

3. roentgen1108

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 21, 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..

7. yahia_malka

Posts: 186; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

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

48. o7o

Posts: 114; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

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

24. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 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.

4. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Nothing special at all, features of 2009

11. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

14. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 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.

23. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

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

37. Extraneus

Posts: 121; Member since: Jun 02, 2012

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

64. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 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.

5. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 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.

38. Extraneus

Posts: 121; Member since: Jun 02, 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...!

51. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 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.

62. Heritor

Posts: 47; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

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

6. yahia_malka

Posts: 186; Member since: Mar 27, 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 ;)

8. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

BT hid, USB OTG and wifi direct have been present on android for 4 years now. Better late than never huh.

40. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

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

50. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Prove it.

53. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

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

9. UglyFrank

Posts: 2191; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Wallpapers? This is mindblowing

10. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

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

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