Cellular PCs close to reality with Windows 10 ‘Creators Update’
Windows 10 to get Cellular Settings in April
Microsoft believes that the future of the mobile market is not the traditional smartphone, but the ultra-mobile PC with cellular capabilities. In pursuit of this vision, Microsoft will be replacing Windows 10 Mobile with full Windows 10 in future ARM-based devices, including lightweight laptops, tablets and phones. These future devices will run One Windows, with Adaptive Shell, and operating system that behaves differently depending on the screen size.
To make all that possible, Windows 10 needs phone functionalities and settings. According to leaked MSDN documents discovered by thewincentral, Cellular Settings configuration service provider (CSP) will be supported in Windows 10, version 1703 (Creators Update). This opens up possibilities for companies to build ARM-based devices with Qualcomm processors and full Windows 10 with cellular capabilities.
Microsoft and hardware partners are expected to unveil the first Cellular PCs in late 2017, while an ultra-mobile Surface device with enhanced Continuum should debut by mid-2018.