Microsoft Announces Windows Mobile 6.5
Today Microsoft showed off a new version of its mobile platform, Windows Mobile 6.5. This update to the operating system mostly overhauls usability, making it much more finger friendly for Windows Mobile Professional (touch) phones. The enhancements are centered on making the operating system more intuitive to use. It updates the home screen which is now a cross between 6.1's sliding panels and Zune interface, with interactive widgets. All of the icons are bigger and easier to activate with a finger, which means a stylus is not required. The applications menu has been flattened into one large list, making them easier to find. The new hexagonal Start menu replaces both the Start and Programs with one unified menu for accessing programs. There are also multiple slide-to-unlock buttons for jumping right into missed calls, new voice mails, and new text messages. Windows Mobile 6.5 will include a new version of Internet Explorer mobile, which brings with it many improvements in usability. It ties together elements of IE6, IE7 and IE8, and has a minimap, sliding zoom control, and an Opera-like button bar at bottom. Microsoft said the new operating system will be available on devices by the end of 2009.
Microsoft Reveals Details About Windows 10
Microsoft today offered an early first look at its forthcoming Windows 10 operating system, which will run on PCs, tablets, and phones. Microsoft said it is taking a new, more user-centric approach with Windows 10.
Microsoft Releases New Technical Preview of Windows 10
Microsoft today made available a new build of its Windows 10 Mobile Technical Preview. To start, the new build requires users to downgrade from the previous technical preview (10080) to Windows Phone 8.1 due to a bug.
Microsoft Targeting June 24 for Windows Phone 8.1
Microsoft may launch Windows Phone 8.1 as soon as June 24, according to support documents published by the company. Microsoft's Windows Phone support site suggests June 24 will be the in-service date for Windows Phone 8.1, or the first date the new operating system becomes available to the general public.
Microsoft Releases New Windows 10 Mobile Preview
Microsoft today made a new version of the Windows 10 Mobile Technical Preview available to Windows Insiders. The fresh operating system, build 10536, contains a wide array of bug fixes and performance tweaks, as well as a handful of new features.
The stylus was one of the reasons Windows was not popular for me. Once it starts to hit devices, I might actually start offering Windows devices to customers. Lets hope it doesn't freeze or bug out on us.
This kind of menu system is long overdue for Windows devices.
The stylus was one of the reasons Windows was not popular for me. Once it starts to hit devices, I might actually start offering Windows devices to