Windows 10 is for all devices with screens from 4 to 80 inches
One Family, One Platform, One Store
Microsoft yesterday unveiled the next version of Windows, called Windows 10, and described as the most comprehensive OS ever built. Windows 10 will work on all devices ranging from 4-inch phones to tablets and laptops, and even on large screen devices up to 80 inches across diagonals.
Windows 10 will offer universal apps which will work everywhere and UI that combines the best of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone. The new operating system will run on all devices but its UI will morph depending on the device what you are running Windows 10 on. Devices with touch screens have different requirements and the User Interface will change accordingly, offering users exactly what they need. For devices that can switch between input types (or so-called convertible devices), Windows 10 will morph between tablet and laptop mode thanks to a new ‘Continuum mode’.
Windows 10’s UI combines traditional Windows menu with universal search and Live Tiles, with all apps blended into an easily resizable menu. Users can set up virtual desktops for different usage scenarios – home, work, or for fun. All apps can be resized and users can snap up to 4 apps on the screen which will greatly improve Window’s multitasking capabilities.
Windows 10 Technical preview is launching tomorrow offering experts and enthusiasts an early look of what will become an official Windows 10 OS sometimes in mid-2015. Keep in mind this is an early and less polished software so many new features and improvements will be added in the coming months.
What about the new version of Windows Phone?
Microsoft’s officials were clear that Windows 10 will be the next version of Windows Phone, but don’t expect a desktop in the phone interface. Windows 10 for phones will be just an improved, better version of the platform we are using right now, with improved compatibility with the desktop in terms of universal apps. Technical preview for phones should become available in mid-2015 and launch officially in late 2015.