Microsoft Expands Continuum Support to Snapdragon 617
Microsoft has added the Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor to the list of those that support Continuum. Continuum allows Windows 10 Mobile devices to act as full Windows PCs when connected to a monitor, mouse, and keyboard. The feature had previously be reserved for high-end handsets based on the Snapdragon 808/810, such as the Lumia 950 and 950 XL. Expanding compatibility to the Snapdragon 617 means mid-range handsets will eventually be able to include Continuum.
Hands on with the Lumia 950 and XL
The Lumia 950 is Microsoft's flagship phone for Windows 10. It continues the Lumia line while showcasing the new, unified Windows 10.
Lumia 950 is Microsoft's Flagship Windows 10 Phone
Oct 6, 2015
Microsoft today announced the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, its own flagship phones for its new OS, Windows 10. The phones support Windows Continuum for an optional full Windows Desktop experience when connected to a desktop monitor.
Microsoft Slips Up, Posts Lumia 950 and 950XL to Web Site
Sep 30, 2015
Microsoft revealed a few details about the unannounced Lumia 950 and 950 XL smartphones on its UK-based web site. The phones will be the first to ship with Windows 10 Mobile on board, Microsoft's new operating system.
Microsoft Pushes New Windows 10 Preview
Dec 5, 2015
Microsoft has released another technical preview for Windows 10 Mobile, and the company said is changing its strategy for previews moving forward. Microsoft pushed build 10586 a few weeks ago, which is the same build new Windows 10 handsets are based on.
Microsoft Taking Orders for Lumia 950 XL Online
Nov 16, 2015
Microsoft is allowing U.S. consumers to order the Lumia 950 XL, unlocked, from its web site for $649.