Night Light and Continuum improvements still on the table for Windows 10 Mobile
Upcoming preview builds may introduce more significant new features to Windows Phones
Although Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile’s Insider Preview builds both advanced to 15025 a week ago, anyone can notice the disparity between the PC and Mobile version in terms of new features and improvements. While Windows 10 for PC got Blue Light reduction over a month ago, Windows Phones in the Insider program are yet to see some of the features promised for Continuum and other significant changes besides performance improvements, bug fixes and small visual changes here and there.
In a new interview for Neowin, however, Microsoft’s Windows Insider chief, Dona Sarkar, once again confirms that Night Light and the Continuum features are still on track for Windows 10 Mobile and they have not been dropped, although she doesn’t specify a timeframe when these features may be added. But Sarkar reveals that Night Light is being actively developed with the help of Insider feedback. The company obviously wants to have a very positive feedback from the PC Insiders, before introducing features to Mobile. Night Light is a feature that automatically reduces the blue light during the night, making the screen more pleasant for the eyes.
Considering that Microsoft is planning to roll out the Creators Update to PCs in April 2017, and all new features must be carefully tested by Insiders, we doubt that the update will be ready to hit the smartphones at the same time. So, Microsoft will either delay the update a month or two, or just cancel some of the improvements like the above-mentioned Night Light.