Windows 10, there are not only for PCs, but as Windows Mobile 10 for smartphones. But this is at all useful? This shows the practice test the latest per-release version.
The PC, Microsoft also from Windows Mobile 10 new per-release versions regularly prepared, focusing on all Lumia models with Windows Phone 8.1 can be installed. ULTIMATE TECH NEWS has the current insider version 10166 on a Lumia 830 and Lumia 640 XL tried. Unlike the first versions that were virtually unusable in daily life, running Version 10166 in everyday Solvent. For the first time suggests itself: The merging of PC and smartphone might actually work …
- 1 Optics and Operation
- 2 Performance, Multitasking
- 3 Microsoft makes the business card
- 4 The insider Preview has quirks
- 5 So Windows 10 looks out on the phone
- 6 So the new start screen looks
- 7 Minimalist design
- 8 Audio Recorder
- 9 Mark messages quickly: Outlook on the phone (1/8)
- 10 Delete mails quickly: Outlook on the phone (2/8)
- 11 Outlook on the phone (3/8): Agenda View
- 12 Outlook on the phone (4/8): Day
- 13 Outlook on the phone (5/8): Monthly View
- 14 Outlook on the phone (6/8): Word in mail editor
- 15 Outlook on the phone (7/8): Word in mail editor
- 16 Outlook on the phone (8/8): Word and Excel in the mail editor
- 17 New Privacy menu
- 18 Which app has access to the calendar?
- 19 Cortana
- 20 Microsoft Maps: The new navigation app
- 21 Interim conclusion: Microsoft approaches the final straight
- 22 Windows 10 Technical Preview: To make with
- 23 Background: Windows 10 Mobile
- 24 So is Windows 10 on your smartphone
- 25 Secure data
- 26 When Windows insider register
- 27 Start Windows Insider App
- 28 Select the update frequency
- 29 Installation via mobile Update
- 30 Waiting for the second update
- 31 Installing Windows 10
- 32 Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones installed
- 33 To uninstall Windows 10 again
- 34 VIDEO
Optics and Operation
By default, the background seems now the entire surface through all the tiles, fills the entire screen. This looks like something objective, not as flashy colorful as its predecessor (who wants the old look but 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 follows its predecessor mobile: There is a Start Screen tile with symbols, the right of a list of alphabetically sorted Apps. Still have to rethink diehard Windows Phone fans. Apps goodbye to the large-scale appearance 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 currently at least for the labeling of the app icons to customize not.And the Options menu you will find mostly the upper 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 have a 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 Lumia- mid-size cars tested (400 Snapdragon processor, 1 GB of RAM) now just as smooth as the current Windows Phone 8.1. Also, the battery consumption has not changed noticeably. It can run on both older developed for Windows Phone 8 apps and newer Universal Apps (running concurrently on Windows 10 PCs). When app downloads from the store it hooks now and then still, apparently screwed Microsoft in the background nor the Store. Unchanged seems multitasking concept: As before, the new voice recorder contained is about not being able to run in the background. In secret should already be included in Windows 10 mobile program code that runs customized by developers Android Apps. For the user it is, however, nothing to see, corresponding apps are not yet known.
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. About Microsoft’s cloud storage One Drive data to be exchanged seamlessly. VPN connections can now be set up more easily, 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 phone. So benefited users of the preview version of Windows 10 mobile in the last few days of the new app versions that Microsoft had completed on the occasion of the finalization of Windows 10 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 insider Preview has quirks
While the curious can Insider Preview of Windows 10 free play on their Lumia (see instructions below). For daily use, the current version is not yet fully ripe. Thus, the installation is very time-consuming. In addition, the Office apps still appear in many details such as foreign objects: To highlight a word you have different than usual on Windows Phone usual not even briefly tap the word, but hold long finger on the contrary. And unlike under the previous system, currently can be multiple e-mail accounts do not combine them into one. On smaller devices like the Lumia 630 of the functional scope of the new Outlook app is almost too much. On larger tablets against profiting from the opportunity tables and elaborate text formatting insert. In the cross-representation can even be a multi-columns view like Outlook use the PC. Future tips smartphones should be able to turn on your connection to a monitor in a full computer including desktop (Windows Continuum). A first impression of Continuum provides the demonstration below YouTube video.
So Windows 10 looks out on the phone
So the new start screen looks
The optional background image now extends by default (left) over the entire screen area. The app tiles are only semi-transparent. Alternatively, also monochrome tiles in black or white ground possible (far right).
The new calculator app shows Microsoft’s new design language: minimalist design, lean writings.
Class: Now there is a separate audio recorder in Windows phones. The app is called depending on the language setting voice recorder or voice recorder. Less great: recordings not work in the background. If you look for a recording about a phone number for, the recording stops. On multitasking of Windows (Phone) 10 to all appearances has improved by little.
Mark messages quickly: Outlook on the phone (1/8)
The new Outlook app brings full email Power on Windows Phone. As with iOS to allow mails per swipe Mark (right wiper) …
Delete mails quickly: Outlook on the phone (2/8)
… Or Delete (left wiping). However, the ability to view multiple mailboxes in a single inbox is missing.
Outlook on the phone (3/8): Agenda View
The calendar, which you can open by typists on the three dashes and the icon next to the Envelope uses the same optics as Outlook Mail. In the lower part of the day is shown by default. It can be the so-called Agenda view select (also known as Agenda known): a list of upcoming dates.
Outlook on the phone (4/8): Day
Alternatively, there is also the normal daily viewing. The presentation is designed for small phone screen but not ideal. The individual hours prove solid, fairly large areas. An overview of the working day is not possible.
Outlook on the phone (5/8): Monthly View
The month view is well hidden: Appears when you put your finger on the weekdays and wipes down.
Outlook on the phone (6/8): Word in mail editor
In Outlook Mail a powerful text editor is hidden. He appears when you type typing a message on the three points. It can be made formatting, …
Outlook on the phone (7/8): Word in mail editor
… You can insert pictures or Internet links …
Outlook on the phone (8/8): Word and Excel in the mail editor
… And there is a photo editor. Thus, changes in image size and a relocation of photos in a test run but could not accomplish. Even tables can be edited. Conclusion: Although MS Word and Excel as separate Apps in the second Preview Outstanding items: In Outlook are both already hidden.
New: The number of hits from apps on personal data you put centrally fixed on the settings.Applications can be accessed – unlike Android – also subsequently still escape.
Which app has access to the calendar?
Example Calendar: Here you can access the calendar either prevent a flat rate for all apps and individually for each app.
Cortana also works in German, as in the search or the automatic restraint of mobile phones to fixed rest periods.
Microsoft has drilled its maps app. Finally, the app navigates well – with voice guidance. This works for either pedestrians or motorists. The map display is quite simply, a 3D representation of missing driver’s perspective. But it works. The maps Nokia Here can still download it via Wi-Fi and then use offline.
Interim conclusion: Microsoft approaches the final straight
The interim conclusion is ambiguous from one hand, impressed the newly acquired PC Power in the smartphone thoroughly and provides mainly business users benefits. On the other hand, the adjustment of the user interface of PC applications on small screens are not always immediately convincing. Until the final version in the autumn appears, Microsoft has yet to grind out some quirks particularly in Outlook Mail. Until an update is available for current Lumia smartphones, it would probably take until the end of 2015 or beginning of 2016.. The success of Windows 10 mobile will thus decide the new, expected by the IFA device generation especially – and the question of whether the new universal app platform can really improve the app offer for Windows phones. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has however already be in interviews hinted that it him in Windows Mobile does not go alone to the mobile phone division. Even small tablets and in a broader sense, even the Xbox will run with Windows 10, or at least support their mobile apps.
Windows 10 Technical Preview: To make with
The Technical Preview of Windows 10 runs on almost all current mobile 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 any of the foregoing 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 in the phone settings. However, the installation smoothly, if you do not start 8.1 version the update directly from the first preview, but by the standard Windows Phone running. If there are problems you just put the phone to your PC program Windows Phone Recovery Tool on Windows Phone 8.1 back.
Background: Windows 10 Mobile
Despite common Windows 10 platform: In the future there will be two versions of the operating system. The “big” Windows 10 for computers, notebooks, and large tablets.And Windows 10 Mobile for Smartphones and Tablets with small 8-inch screen diagonal.As a follow-up software of the current Windows Phone to operate in a small space and the control via touch controls optimized. A desktop mode makes about in this device category little sense. Regardless Microsoft will not tire of saying that behind two versions tinkers a uniform operating system kernel. So run as universal apps that were written for Windows 10, also on the smartphone.
So is Windows 10 on your smartphone
Caution : Be aware that it is in the per-release version to an unfinished software with feature gaps and errors. Data loss can happen. Therefore, you should back up the data and settings of your smartphone before the update. To do this, under the menu item Settings Backup and back up all content. Under Photos + Videos you should for securing best quality choose.Alternatively, photos and videos with the matching Apps instead on One Drive can also save on Drop box or photos on Flickr. Make sure that you have the passwords for e-mail accounts and other services (Facebook, etc.). Experience shows that the installation works best when the phone before resets completely and deletes (Settings / Info / Reset).
When Windows insider register
Register yourself with your Microsoft ID for the Windows Insider program on the Windows-insider page . After that you download from the Windows Phone Store, the app Windows Insider down.
Start Windows Insider App
Start the Windows Insider app, tap Get Preview Builds and log in with the Microsoft account that is registered with Windows Insider.
Select the update frequency
If Windows 10 for your smartphone available, you get two types of installation available: Choose the variant Insider Slow , so you will not get new updates immediately. Advantage: If a problem with a new version to be known, you get only the corrected version. In the variant Insider fast you get new updates immediately.
Installation via mobile Update
Then open the point Cell Update in the settings of the smartphone and let the system search some time for updates. Note: Most downloaded in this step is not Windows 10, but the first preparatory last update of Windows Phone 8.1. Downloading and installing takes a long time and should therefore only be plugged in power supply.
Waiting for the second update
After the first preparatory update and the restart following a message appears. The phone searches for inserted power supply after independently following the Windows 10 update.About the point Cell Update in the settings , you can speed up the search if you want.
Installing Windows 10
Windows 10 is then downloaded and installed without further intervention after a reboot.This may well take an hour or longer also.
Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones installed
Then, call settings , system and information on, the installed software you under Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones displayed. Note that you must enter newly installed alarm clock, possibly also wireless connections newly directed and passwords. Note: For business Exchange accounts, the server often required under Windows 10 for the mobile screen lock similarly complicated passwords as on the PC. A device PIN as 1234 is often no longer .
To uninstall Windows 10 again
You want to get back to Windows Phone 8.1? Then you need a Windows PC and the software Windows Phone Recovery Tool . Connect your phone via micro USB cable to the PC, launch the Windows Phone Recovery Tool on your PC and follow the onscreen instructions. Warning: This will erase all data on the phone. However, you can play in setting up again a backup created earlier.