Windows 10 vs Windows 8.1: The changes so far in pictures
posted by Chris P. / Jul 10, 2015, 3:36 AM
We're not quite there yet, though. Windows 10 for mobile is still in beta, and access to it is reserved for the adventurous at heart. Months ago, we added a new resident device to our list — the Lumia 635 — in order to keep track of what's new, and we're finally ready to reveal some of the changes. Why the delay? Well, for a long time, the beta program just didn't work for us, and despite a number of emails sent to Microsoft, we never were given assistance figuring the problem out. Thankfully, the issue resolved itself (well, not really, but carry on) with time, and we were finally able to flash the beta software on the 635.
Rocking the 10136.0 build, it's worth pointing out that we're a step behind — the newer version simply won't install for us, no matter what. But since we've been sitting on a ton of screenshots for what feels like forever now, we decided to just go ahead and show you what's changed already. Quite frankly, even obtaining these wasn't easy, as the software is all kinds of unstable and crashes/hangs almost every other minute. That's normal, of course, given its beta status, but it again explains why we took our sweet while.
No more rambling, though. Let's take a look:
Windows 10 always on the left; Windows 8.1 always on the right.
Posts: 36; Member since: May 22, 2015
the changes are subtle but i like it. tho i hope ill be able to change the home screen back to the old ui style cause i like that better, the clear tiles are a meh.
posted on Jul 10, 2015, 3:47 AM 0
Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013
Although the changes is not enough to make me chose WP 10 over iOS or Android, WP10 does look better than 8.1 and Microsoft is going in the right direction. I'm more interested in Win10 for desktop, and cant wait to upgrade my Surface Pro 3.
posted on Jul 10, 2015, 4:03 AM 3
Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010
Exactly. I won't be changing from either the iPhone or Android but I am very excited about getting Windows 10 on my desktop.
posted on Jul 10, 2015, 6:03 AM 3
Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013
Is it just me or this looks like it's inspired by Material Design?
posted on Jul 10, 2015, 6:53 AM 0
Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014
Its just you material design was in fact inspired by Windows Phone.
posted on Jul 10, 2015, 7:15 AM 5
Posts: 889; Member since: Dec 05, 2012
Omg.. It's like black & white Android ( mix of material design & jelly bean).
posted on Jul 10, 2015, 9:25 AM 0
Posts: 54; Member since: Dec 03, 2014
Music player control changes suck as does the movement of the browser address bar. It's in the perfect place at the bottom for ergonomics.
posted on Jul 10, 2015, 12:03 PM 0
Posts: 822; Member since: Apr 20, 2012
Is that it? The changes are mostly cosmetic. It also seems that M$ is moving away from side-swiping to go to the next screen and using buttons to switch screens (e.g. clock, dialer, settings, calender etc...). This isn't worth all the fuzz! WTH have they all that time been doing in Redmond apart from re-designing icons?
posted on Jul 11, 2015, 5:41 AM 0
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