Microsoft have just pulled back the wraps on Windows 10 for mobile devices, a major puzzle piece in their unified ecosystem plan. Supporting Windows 10 on phones helps bring Microsoft closer to their dream of “one-ecosystem”, uniting apps across stores and making it easier for developers to create for their platform.
As Joe Belfiore took the stage to announce Windows 10 for phones, he said :
“Windows 10 has been tailored for devices depending on screen size, this is Windows 10 for devices smaller than 8 inches”.
Action center on Windows 10 for phones is synced to the PC, to avoid double notifications. Start screen has been tweaked with easier organization.
So far the changelog includes:
Tweaked start screen
re-organized app list with most recently installed available at the top of the list
OS wide voice dictation (with punctuation dictation)
Movable keyboard on large screeened phones
Notification center with expandable notifications (note the small arrows next to notifications)
Action center with more icons (synced to PC)
Inline replies from notifications
Skype and other IP based chat messaging integrated into messaging hub
Redesigned settings menu
New Office for Phones, with support for heavy files and a full ribbon bar