Microsoft is actively working on perfecting and marketing the upcoming Windows 10 operating system, an all-encompassing ecosystem that seems to be a last throw of dice by the tech giant. Microsoft is investing every ounce of its available resources in ensuring that the new platform will be an immediate success once it hits the road.
Here are five reasons why the Windows 10 will not be 'just another OS' for the next generation of smartphones.
Along with Windows 10 will come Continuum- a new technology that will let apps on the new platform to mould themselves in various forms, be it tablets, PCs or laptops if a Windows 10 phone is connected to any of these devices.
The new technology will allow developers to build new apps or modify existing apps for Windows 10 that can mould themselves across form factors so that users can use them on platforms like PCs and tablets.
Thanks to Continuum, you will now be able to view apps on your smartphones on the much larger screens of your desktop and tablet, and play a few popular games as well.
Edge will be Microsoft's official browser for the Windows 10 platform, which means Microsoft may be planning to bid adieu to the veteran Internet Explorer for good.
The idea could be sensible, given that IE can been consistently losing ground to modern browsers like Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Retaining IE's logo, Edge will be faster, leaner and more advanced than the tired predecessor. Featuring an integration with Cortana, it also contains a revamped look offering more surface area to browser tabs and better screen distribution to make way for more content.
'App' look for websites
Windows 10 will also allow websites to appear in the platform as modern apps if they register their addresses with the Windows App Store. The new 'app' look will negate the need for websites to invest separately on orthodox apps, and offer app-like features as well like in-app purchases and notifications.
Using the Visual Studio, Microsoft's new coding software, the firm has incorporated Android subsystems in Windows phones which will allow Android apps to run in future Windows phones with Windows 10 OS. The new coding system will also allow iOS apps to be un through Lumia phones.
Inbuilt payment system
With mobile payment systems like Apple Pay and Android Pay gaining popularity, Windows 10 will also feature a similar technology that will let users pay for apps and services directly from the phone without having to manually punch in their credit card number.
With all these features appearing all at once, the Windows 10 will surely have a lot of reasons to lure traditional Android and iOS users in its fold. However, with a non-existent market share globally, it is going to take a lot to make Microsoft really competitive in the smartphone space in the coming days.