Windows 10 for Phones to be ready in fall 2015
The mobile version of Windows 10 to launch after Windows for Desktop
Microsoft has revealed plans to release Windows 10 for PCs in the summer, but the other versions of the platform, including Windows 10 Mobile (for phones and small tablets), will be ready at a later date. At the conference BUILD 2015, Joe Belfiore explained that the Phone build won’t be ready in time to launch along with the Desktop build.
Windows 10 for Phones will debut after the PC version is released in the summer, but we won’t be waiting too long, and the next iteration of Windows Phone is likely to roll out in fall 2015, along with Windows 10 for HoloLens, Xbox and SurfaceHub.
Launching the Mobile build after Windows 10 for Desktop will delay the future Lumia flagships which won’t see the daylight before the OS is fully ready. Microsoft may announce new phone hardware 1-2 months before the actual launch, so we may hear about the company’s plans around this summer. Upcoming Lumia flagships will support a feature called Continuum, allowing you to connect the phone to a larger screen and have a PC-like experience.
Microsoft also announced that new Windows 10 Beta builds for PCs and Mobile, bringing changes, improvements and new features, will be coming even after the Windows 10 official release, which correspondents with the new vision – Windows 10 as a service.