Review: Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile
Windows 10 Mobile is a fine operating system and most certainly the best yet from Microsoft. On a feature-for-feature basis, it is nearly equal to what's available from Apple and Google. The biggest issue facing Windows 10 will continue to be apps.
The fresh design of Windows 10 is a welcome change and improves the day-to-day usability of the platform immensely. Only Microsoft can claim to offer an operating system that functions the same across phones, tablets, and PCs. That's a major advantage, though Microsoft hasn't yet figured out how to market it effectively. Universal apps might help close the app gap some, but that's entirely up to developers.
Continuum — turning your phone into a full PC — is genuinely cool and something other platforms don't truly offer. It's a shame this feature is limited to just the newest and best hardware.
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Windows 10's greatest strength rests with Office and Outlook, Microsoft's productivity tools. The refreshed mobile apps and their cross-device compatibility are excellent. Toss in seamless syncing via OneDrive, and Microsoft has solved a major pain point for mobile professionals.
There's no question Windows 10 Mobile is a powerful and feature-rich operating system. A few remaining bugs aside, Windows 10 Mobile has more potential than any previous smartphone OS from Microsoft. If you're a die-hard Windows fan, you've probably already installed one of the technical previews. If not, I recommend checking it out as soon as you can.
Microsoft Office for Windows 10 Hits Phones This Month
Microsoft today said Office Universal apps will be available to the Windows 10 platform for phones by the end of the month. The Office Universal apps work across desktop, tablet, and handset form factors.
Microsoft Bringing Maps to Windows 10 Phones, Too
Microsoft today said the Universal Maps app for the Windows 10 platform is now available to phones running the Windows 10 Technical Preview. Device owners can download the Universal app via the Windows Insider program.
Microsoft Revises Its Skype Strategy
Microsoft today charted a new course for its Skype platform as realized on mobile devices, tablets, laptops, and PCs. Late last year, Microsoft announced its intent to offer a universal app for PCs and tablets, with separate apps targeting Windows 10 smartphones.
Deezer Releases Universal App for Windows 10
Deezer today made a new beta app available to Windows devices. The universal app works on Windows 10 for smartphones, tablets, and PCs and, says Deezer, delivers a more seamless experience across form factors.