Here's a look at what's coming to Windows 10 Mobile with the 'Redstone 2' update
Microsoft has offered a glimpse at what the Windows 10 Mobile team plans to add for '"Redstone 2", which will be the next major feature update for the OS.
Microsoft revealed those details during a panel today at its Ignite IT conference in Atlanta. According to Neowin, Redstone 2 will see a number of improvements for Windows 10 Mobile's Continuum feature, which allows a smartphone with the OS to operate like a PC when connected to a large monitor, mouse and keyboard.
The Start menu in Continuum mode will also be able to be independently customized with the Redstone 2 update. In addition, there will be a feature called Proximity Connect that will allow a Windows 10 Mobile smartphone to automatically connect to a Continuum-based dock wirelessly when within a certain range.
Microsoft also plans to offer more control over Windows 10 Mobile's Wi-Fi Direct feature, along with a way to reset a PIN remotely. Neowin also asked about future support for ARM64 processors and was told that while the OS runs on 32-bit mode on 64-bit devices, this issue is "an important gap that we're very aware of."
Windows 10 Mobile won't officially get the Redstone 2 update until sometime in the spring of 2017. However, members of the Windows Insider program should be able to try out these new features in the near future.
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People need to wake up to this realization, we need to take this as far as Verizon, Sprint, ATT, et al, are no longer the providers of hardware and are merely ISP's for Telecom type services, including internet, yes. However, they should have little to do with the say so of what OS updates, Firmware or software updates get released, regardless of age of the device or anything else for that matter. If OS maker releases Firmware or OS update, They should not be allowed to NOT release it, period. We now carry hand held computers that happen to be able to make phone calls. That's it. This is not like the old days where you buy a phone calling plan
For the most part you are buying a Telecom plan that includes internet, and for the most part, we all use our Hand Helds as Internet devices more than making phone calls. The only way around that as of now is to buy the device outright and unlocked at a premium. If we could get away from subsides on the hardware, it would become much cheaper and we would get out from under the foot hold of the Service Provider having too much power on the device itself. This is like buying your laptop/desktop/tablet from your Home Internet Service Provider and them controlling all the updates to hardware, OS, firmware and whatnot. If you want a mobile phone, go back to the flip phones.
Edit: Or maybe you mean that those (PC) apps don't run in your phone? That would be step 2.
1. Ability to turn the phone screen completely off while using continuum,
2. Ability (or by default) completely remove/hide the status bar in continuum mode.
3. Full feature parity to the start menu and taskbar (including the settings to change their appearance0 with the on in PC.
4. Ability to use the phone in car through Android Auto/Apple Carplay like feature (possibly through MirrorLink, Microsoft is supporter of the forum that developed MirrorLink but has no products supporting it).
So one step forward, and another step forward.
The price tag will be top premium, starting at $995.00 and up.
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