Windows 10 is available as a Windows 10 mobile for smartphones. Now Microsoft has unveiled the final version. A successful update? This shows the test.
the PC, Microsoft also from Windows 10 mobile regularly new released versions ready to deploy consistently on all Lumia models with Windows Phone 8.1 can be installed. ULTIMATE TECH NEWS has the current insider version 10586 on a Lumia 830 and Lumia 640 XL tried. Unlike the first versions that were practically not usable in everyday life, running Version 10586 in everyday Solvent. For the first time suggests itself: The merging of PC and smartphone might actually work.
Before uploading you should its data and settings (under> Settings Backup) – who then has problems with his cell phone using the PC and should Windows Device Recovery Tool bring back to Windows Phone 8.1.
Optics and Operation
By default, the background seems now the whole surface through all tiles and fills the entire screen. This looks like something objective, not as flashy colorful as its predecessor. Anyone who wants to, but the old optics can continue to hire. In the status bar, there are three rows of shortcut icons, new is about the flashlight. In basic configuration, but Windows 10 mobile follows its predecessor: There is a Start Screen tile with symbols, the right of a list of alphabetically sorted Apps. Still need to re think die hard Windows Phone fans. Apps goodbye to the large-scale look of Windows Phone 7 and 8. In Windows 10 mobile dominate thin, perhaps even too small for older users headlines – the text size can be adjusted, however. This is done under Settings> System> Display (including the font for the app icons) or under Settings> Ease of Access> More Options. The options menu can be found mostly in the top left as an icon of three lines (also called hamburger menu) – just as you would often find on a PC or Android. Good: texts can now be on the microphone icon in the standard keyboard in every app dictate that uses a keyboard. This worked quite well in the test, but only with active Internet connection.
Windows 10 running on the mobile Lumia mid range models tested (Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 gigabyte of memory) is now just as smooth as the current Windows Phone 8.1. The previously customary long waiting times when switching apps are omitted. The battery consumption remains largely unchanged when updating to Windows 10thLikewise unchanged seems multitasking concept: As before, the new voice recorder contained is about not being able to run in the background. Good: It can run on both older 8 developed for Windows Phone apps and newer universal apps that run simultaneously on Windows 10 PCs.
Microsoft makes the business card
Real advantages of switching to Windows 10 mobile primarily for professional users – and all that data between multiple Windows devices exchange (PC, mobile, tablet, and future Xbox). So run on the smartphone, the same versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook as on tablets and notebooks. The data exchanged seamlessly from about Microsoft’s cloud storage One Drive. VPN connections can be set up now easier also support the older PPTP protocol. The biggest advantage for home users: Any universal app that appears for Windows 10 or is updated, appears at the same time in Microsoft App Store on your smartphone. So benefited users of the preview version of Windows 10 from the new mobile app versions that Microsoft had 10 completed on the occasion of the finalization of Windows for the PC. Microsoft but wants more: About the lever Universal Apps Windows 10 and Windows 10 should finally mobile connection to the lush app offering under iOS and Android received. The Office Apps act in many details still like foreign bodies: To highlight a word you have differently than usual on Windows Phone does not even briefly tap the word, but hold long finger on the contrary. On smaller devices like the Lumia 630 of the functional scope of the new Outlook app is almost too much. On the other hand, larger alphabets one benefits from the possibility of tables and complex text formatting insert. In the cross-representation can even be a multi-column view as in Outlook use the PC.
Not everything runs smoothly
Although Microsoft officially lists no bugs, there are here and there even in the current insider version of Windows 10 mobile still problems. When app downloads from the store is hooked now and then still, apparently screwed Microsoft in the background nor the Store. With the update of 19 November Microsoft has also removed a feature of Outlook mail, which had held there catchment recently: the ability to see multiple email accounts in one inbox folders at a glance. When you first try also noticed that the p reinstalled Photos app no subsequent selection as the HDR-variants allowed in “Extended shooting” (multiple exposures into one photo) more. Good news: The chances of bug fixes in system apps are better in the future, as well as easily update OS apps on the App Store. We can only hope that the common inbox already with the next update of Outlook mail returns and also the problems of photo-editing thing of the past.
Smartphone ails Desktop-PC
Future Spike smartphones like the Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL or the Primo Acer should be transformed by connecting a monitor into a full computer including desktop (Windows Continuum) – and at the same time for normal phone operation. So you can monitor the process large Excel spreadsheets and further check WhatsApp messages on the smartphone screen. Or show on TV with the Bundesliga already announced Sky Go app, while still being processed emails on mobile phone. To make this possible, the display Dock, on which you can also connect other external devices such as keyboards and mice. Alternatively, for example television monitors wireless via Mira cast tie (probably with slight reaction delays). Prerecord and buyers of the Lumia 950 XL received on 20 November 2015 to 31 January 2016, the Display Dock for free from Microsoft to. A first impression of Continuum provides the demonstration below YouTube video.
Android Apps Goodbye,
Microsoft has removed the earlier beta versions partly existing possibility Android Apps to leave virtually unchanged running 10 mobile Windows. Apparently Microsoft has stopped this project because it does not fit the idea of universal apps for all kinds of devices. There will in future be easier to make interactive Web pages and iOS apps to full-fledged Windows 10 apps for PC, tablet and mobile.
Conclusion: Experiment succeeded
Windows 10 runs mobile without any major technical flaws, some minor problems Microsoft must still resolve. Fans of the old mobile operating systems from Microsoft must prepare themselves for some modifications, for the entry for PC users with Windows 10 is easier. Business users will appreciate the good office software, for normal users but probably especially the mobile Outlook sometimes be too complex. Wrapped but we must be, as the opportunity is taken to use smartphones as a PC replacement.Because here there is a catch: For the time being can only be selected via Universal Apps Continuum use.
Windows 10 Technical Preview: How to do with
The Technical Preview of Windows 10 mobile runs on almost all current Lumias: 430, 435, 520, 525, 526, 530, 532, 535, 620, 625, 630, 635, 640, 720, 730, 735, 820, 830, 920, 925, 1020, 1320 and 1520. If one of the aforementioned Lumia smartphones has and the preview you want to try, must be “first the Insider program Windows login”, install the appropriate Windows Insider app on the phone and the mobile phone over register as a tester. For detailed instructions, provides the photo gallery. Those who have already installed the Preview, invites the update via the normal update function down into the phone settings. However, the installation runs smoothly if you can not start the update directly from the first preview, but from the normal Windows Phone 8.1 version. If there are problems you just put the phone with the PC program Windows Device Recovery Tool on Windows Phone 8.1 back. An overview of all Lumia devices that benefit from a Windows 10 update, ULTIMATE TECH NEWS has put together for you.