Did Microsoft just change the name of its mobile operating system? Yes Microsoft Windows Phone is now also known as Windows 10 Mobile in the quest to dominate the software market again, will this change of name give light to that path?
The Windows 10 Mobile Feature Continuum
The Windows 10 Mobile is about to come. For the first time this smartphone’s operating system is geared with a feature called Continuum:
- Which will switch app’s layout automatically when it sense that it is plugged in into a certain monitor say a PC screen thus and so it will start to communicate with keyboard and mouse.
- It will also let its users use PC versions of apps like Word, Excel and, PowerPoint to name few. Microsoft is clearly in pursuit to prove that you do not need a lot of hardware to do tasks you do every day what you need is only the Windows 10 Mobile.
Time will then tell how consumers will process the change. That is why the Continuum features one of the most essential feature this smartphone features. It’s new and definitely it’s exciting to have new features to wait for.
What Microsoft Wants
It is evident that the company wanted to dominate the software market again as mobile industry is revolutionizing Microsoft sure wants to reign once more. The company’s move to distance itself from both Windows Phone and the Nokia brand of its Lumia phones is a move that prepares for a new path that Microsoft wants to lead.
Microsoft’s Windows Mobile was the world’s most popular mobile operating system before Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android were born. That is where the new Windows 10 Mobile got its name it is a reference to the once world’s most popular mobile operating system; Windows Mobile.
Microsoft’s Projection As Windows 10 Is For FREE
The Windows 10 Mobile software is tailored to run on devices of all types and sizes there should be more than 1 billion devices running the software by 2018 that is what the company had projected. How? To make this projection possible Microsoft will offer Windows 10 for free.
In line with that Microsoft’s Windows marketing chief, Tony Prophet wrote, “We designed Windows 10 to deliver a more personal computing experience across a range of devices. An experience optimized for each device type, but familiar to all,” he added that “Windows 10 will power an incredibly broad range of devices — everything from PCs, tablets, phones, Xbox One, Microsoft HoloLens and Surface Hub.”