Windows 10 on smartphones: A closer look

January 24, 2015

Change for the better.

While everyone is still checking out the design changes made on the desktop versions of Windows 10, there was also a small highlight on how Windows 10 will look on supported devices.

Sampled on a working prototype, Windows 10 will include interactive and universal notifications – meaning that if you get a message on your smartphone, you will be able to view it on your tablet as well. Additionally, any notifications that you get will appear across all devices and once you dismiss it, it will automatically be dismissed on the other devices.

Windows 10 for smartphones will also include a full running version of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint. It supports Miracast, so you can also stream content from a Windows 10 device to a screen without the aid of any wires.

The ever popular live tiles from Windows 8 are still present, but a now more organized and like the keynote said, ‘more livelier than ever’. Any wallpaper that you set will now appear in the background and not just on the tiles.

Windows 10 is due to be released later this year and will support all devices (smartphones, tablets, notebooks and desktops) running Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 and will be a free upgrade for the first year it is released.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. When he’s not busy playing with the latest games, Victor usually spends his time collecting Blu-rays and building his own movie library. As the Online Editor for T3 Middle East, he develops and writes content for www.T3ME.com which includes reviews, features, and videos in addition to managing its social media and web content.