Microsoft has just scheduled an event for January 21st next year to announce its biggest Windows rollout to date, Windows 10.
Through Windows 10, Microsoft is looking to seamlessly integrate its various products into a a unified OS ecosystem. This means that all Microsoft computers, tablets and smartphones will run on Windows 10, with no separate name for the mobile version. When it was first announced back in September, Microsoft gave a lot of details on the PC side for Windows 10 but there has been very little on what to be expected for its mobile side, which is the real highlight as we are yet to see a single OS work seamlessly across both computers and mobile devices.
Recent leaks have suggested that the event will place more emphasis features for consumers rather than for developers or enterprise clients. As such we would expect more information on how the mobile devices of Microsoft like the Lumia smartphones and Surface tablets work with Windows 10 and the new features they will gain from it.
Speaking of new features in Windows 10, Microsoft has been reported to be working on an interactive Live Tiles feature for mobile devices. The feature, developed under the name MixView, will essentially make apps far more accessible by providing screenshots of an apps features and content. This is displayed in a sort of swarming of tiles when the initial app is tapped. With MixView, we can access a specific function of an app without needing to go deeper into the app for it.
Microsoft looks to have some cool stuff for us in store and we can’t wait for the event on January 21st.