The wait is over and Windows fanatics can now breathe a sigh of relief as the date of release of their new operating system (OS), Windows 10 has been confirmed for the 29th of July.
According to Phone Review UK, the tablet and desktop version of the OS will be released on that date, with the mobile version following later on in the year. Microsoft will also preinstall the OS in new devices they produce after the 29th of July.
Windows is being offered as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 users and at the moment users will see a pop-up at the bottom of their screens notifying them of the free upgrade to 10.
Source: The Verge
In a previous article we told you that Windows 10 is meant to run on a variety of devices and as such will work the same way on phones as it has been working on PCs. The best part was user testing the build preview could switch back to their old OS at any time using the Windows Phone Recovery Tool.
Some notable features in Windows 10 will be a new browser, the inclusion of their digital assistant called Cortana, and the return of the ‘Start’ button at the bottom of the screen. Read more here. Some other improvements that have been added are:
Interactive notifications: these will allow users to respond to a notification directly on the pop up, rather than it re-directing to the main app it’s from.
Background image: for the start page. Previously you couldn’t have an image of your own in the background of your Windows phone.
Improved voice to text: With almost any app, you can type or command your phone using your voice. The feature has also been smarter to pay attention to words that sound similar and use the correct one in the punctuation of a sentence, e.g. ‘there’ and ‘their’ (however, the digital assistant Cortana will only be available in the US and in English for now).
More Quick actions: the Windows 8.1 version for phones had only 4 quick actions but now Windows 10 will give more, up to 3 rows.
Enhanced Photos app: this will now show all your photos from both the device and your OneDrive account.
We also expect more bug fixes to be availed before the official roll-out of the app as there have been many reported in the build previews that they have been testing with developers.
You can learn how to upgrade your Windows by placing a reservation here incase you have not seen the pop-up message.