With the Windows 10 release date being rumoured to be as early as July, we were wondering just how much people actually knew about one of Microsoft’s most popular releases yet. The first major Build 2015 Keynote has recently taken place, with Microsoft revealing some of it’s all important features.
Android AND iOS apps to be available
First things first, it has been officially announced that Windows 10 will support apps written for both Android and iOS. This will completely open up the choice of apps from the Windows 10 app store, and as anyone who currently has a windows device would know, it has been quite limited compared to its rivals in the past.
Edge is the official replacement for Internet Explorer. This new, slimmed down browser features the ability to draw on top of web pages, meaning making notes and annotations has never been easier. Cortana, Microsoft’s virtual assistant, is also completely built in to the new browser, making searching the web that bit easier.
A new aspect of Continuum has now been displayed, showing the ability to plug your Windows phone into a computer and essentially turn your phone into a desktop. All of the apps run smoothly between your devices optimising productivity.
Windows 10 is being offered as a yearly free upgrade for existing Windows 7 and 8.1 users!
And last, but certainly not least for most Windows fans…
Return of the start menu
The start menu is rumoured to be back with a mix of both the traditional Windows 7 style and the Windows 8 tiles. They have also implemented the return of the Aero Glass feature that many users missed from the Windows 8 addition.