Microsoft is internally testing Windows 10 for Smartphones

It appears that Microsoft is internally testing Windows 10 on smartphones, according to an ex-Microsoft employee. Although there’s not much information available about what to expect from Windows 10 on Phones, it is rumoured that it might bring side-by-side multitasking on tablets and full Office Touch.


Windows 10 Technical Preview has been out for couple of weeks now. When Microsoft first announced the Windows 10 back in September 2014, it announced that Windows 10 will be true ‘One platform’ for all devices, that is, the same operating system and features will be available on phones, tablets, laptops, desktops, etc. Does this mean that we might finally see a desktop like open environment in smartphones?

Microsoft will, essentially, converge the platform in a way that is the same at the system level on all devices, but with the UI optimized for the form factor. However, it needs to be seen how it manages to overcome redundancy in features. There might be few features that one might find useful on tablets but not on phone and vise versa.

Having said that, Microsoft isn’t only testing Windows 10 on phones internally. It’s also working on WP8.1 Update 1 and one for the next minor version Update 2. Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 will bring Cortana to many handsets, while the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2  is rumoured to bring features such as a data toggle in the action centre, sortable settings, support for new processors and Cortana coming in Alpha to more regions.


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November 6, 2014 11:38 pm 11:38 PM

lol @ source. Info is correct though its not from the real source and he is not a microsoft ex employee at all.

apurva gupta
November 7, 2014 7:05 am 7:05 AM

you don’t know anything. This info is from Nawzil Najeeb,a beta tester at Microsoft

November 6, 2014 8:35 pm 8:35 PM

Irrespective of whatever MS does for Win10, one thing is for sure, all those buying WP8 based phones now will be regretting as none of those NOKIA-ware will be updated to Win10.

November 7, 2014 1:33 pm 1:33 PM

You need to update your knowledge all Windows devices which will be running 8.1 OS will be updated to W10.
Its not Android its Windows.

APpL€ LoVeR™
November 6, 2014 5:03 pm 5:03 PM

After starting using Linux Mint Qiana i decided not to use Windows OS anymore.Now it’s impossible for me to go back to Windows OS even if i get a free version of it.

November 6, 2014 11:25 pm 11:25 PM

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APpL€ LoVeR™
November 7, 2014 8:14 am 8:14 AM

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November 7, 2014 6:25 pm 6:25 PM

New Delhi; that’s where i’m from. Glad to hear that you found my advice was useful. Quite frankly, i haven’t used Mint Qiana till now but would be looking forward to..
And as far as my profile pic is concerned, it’s the art-work of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, just google to see the higher-res version of the pic for yourself.

APpL€ LoVeR™
November 7, 2014 7:43 pm 7:43 PM

I have seen a member in Linux community with same profile pic as yours,he is too helpful.He was from Dhaka.That’s why i asked the place to know if it was you.