Microsoft is working on Win32 app support for Windows 10 Mobile’s Continuum
Microsoft may expand the Continuum’s capabilities
Continuum in Windows 10 Mobile is a unique feature that allows you to use the smartphone as a PC for Universal apps, when connected to mouse, keyboard and bigger display.
Continuum for Phones has just debuted on the newly announced Lumia 950 and 950 XL smartphones, but Microsoft may already be working on new functionalities for these and upcoming smartphones supporting Continuum.
According to Microsoft’s Kevin Gallo, the company is investigating different ways of running Desktop Windows apps (Win32) from Windows 10 Mobile smartphones. Microsoft could be working on the first ‘Surface Phone’ that might support Win32 programs, or the company could introduce software tools for converting some Win32 programs into Universal Windows apps for Continuum.
According to previous reports, the rumored Surface Phone may debut in Q3 2016 with mid-range specs and an Intel processor. The German blog for Windows winfuture.de has even posted a benchmark result that might be from the upcoming phone, but its legitimacy has not been validated by another source.