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More screenshots of Windows 10 running on the phone leak

Some more screenshots have leaked online, claiming to reveal features of Windows 10 for the phone. While the Technical Preview of Windows 10 for phones isn't far off, it's always fun to look at what could be in store for those of us who will willingly update our mobile devices to Microsoft's preview builds.

Windows 10 Phones Keyboard

Microsoft isn't overhauling the user interface like Google is with Material Design in Android 5.0 "Lollipop", but there are some notable changes. These include new keyboard options. Typing on large phones (hello, Lumia 1520) can be a real pain, or neigh on impossible, single-handedly, which is what Microsoft looks to address in the above screenshots. Also, voice input directly accessible on the keyboard. Nice.

Windows 10 Phones Recording

Another new feature revealed in the leak is a separate recording app, which enables users to simply record voice input and save the end results for sharing via email and OneDrive. Before you ask, the app doesn't appear to support call recording, leading it to automatically close should you enter into a voice call.

Windows 10 Phones Alarms

Then you have the alarm app, which is being revamped to match what's offered in Windows 10 for the PC. There's a lot riding on the release of Windows 10, not just for PCs but for the phone too.

Microsoft is looking to kick off the preview program for Windows 10 on phones and release initial builds to early adopters at some point in February. While it's still not clear exactly which Windows Phones will be able to hop onto the early access program and install Windows 10, Microsoft has stated all phones running Windows Phone 8 will be upgraded to the final public release.

Windows 10 Phones Apps

Windows 10 Phones Explorer

Windows 10 Phones Start

Windows 10 Phones Wallpapers

Source: ITHome; thanks to everyone who tipped us!

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Rich Edmonds
Rich Edmonds

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

485 Comments
  • This is fine. You know..fine
    Someone teach me Chinese!
  • What are you talking about? That's clearly Klingon.
  • Bllugh :P.
  • c:
  • nuqjatlh: nook-jakk
  • How dare you! You son of a caaook-nar!
  • QIp
  • This is why I love reading comments :D
  • Action centre Ui can improve a lil bit, example some transparency ,etc
  • That will become iOSish then...... :]
  • But right now it looks barebones ! Could use some sophisticated metro design
  • I agree with you that it needs some redesign on how it looks but it doesn't need everything to match our accent color. The black background it's so claustrophobic that I need something warmer, but not the extra mega white WP background. The accent color doesn't need  to match everything in the OS or in every damn app, like the "end call" should be RED, that's the UNIVERSAL color to end a call, or the bluetooth sign also in the call page..... come on!!! 
  • I know that whole point of metro is simplicity but still it needs to improve ! Like having a background that matches with theme etc !!
  • Not liking the Windows 10 concept of transparent tiles; not liking it at all. Especially after the amazing theme based results we can now create on WP8.1, with the simply sublime #tileart app. By comparison, Windows 10 tile support looks like a few steps backwards :(
  • I'm hoping they give you options!  That's what it's all about.  You want to cater to a large group of people you give more options and they will come!
  • "Not liking the Windows 10 concept of transparent tiles"
    Well, Microsoft did exactly what people asked for lately. Even Joe mentioned that during the January event.
  • I want the parallax effect to be present else its a back step
  • You still have the option to use the parallax effect as before... Di this is just an option
  • Are you sure of this? I haven't seen anything to support that so far.  Did I miss anything? This new look seems in line with the Xbox design and I'm afraid they might axe the current Parallax feature...
  • Not ME, they didn't.  With the exception of Cortana, there's nothing I like about Windows 10.  I much prefer Windows 8 on both the PC and the phone.
  • I mostly think they addressed a lot of desktop users concerns of Win8 with Win10, but fear they may have gone too far in removing the features that 8.x was so good at on a tablet. I think desktop mode should function like 10 does now, and tablet mode shuold function almost identical to win8, but the biggest change needed was a common settings menu, reagrdless of desktop or touch mode.
  • You should be able to select whatever way you want your StartScreen to look like.
  • That's what Android is for...
  • I actually love the idea. Now I can have the same background on Surface, Xbox AND phone and keep my tiles intact and nice.
  • deleted...
  • Then just keep your background as is. I personally prefer the translucent tiles, it can look great with the right background. They're not going to force it on you, just like you don't HAVE to use tile background images.
  • Agreed.
  • You're right. Hope that's only an option.
  • I quite like the transparency, it matches my xbox after the update :)
  • The transparent tiles are kind of hideous, yeah. A lot of that iconography is very Androidy. Getting to the point where it's looking like a bad Android knock off.
  • Dear God, no!
  • You can always make the background match with the theme. since 8.1.
  • If u compare the home and app drawer with the action centre, action centre is very basic..
  • Another cry baby huh. Since your such a great designer, why don't you provide some markups of your designs and post the here and served them in to Microsoft through the feed back portal.
  • https://windowsphone.uservoice.com/forums/101801-feature-suggestions/suggestions/7056305-notification-center-transparent
  • In the file manager app it says "this device" that means Windows 10 for phone does support OTG
  • Can be regarding microSD too....
  • Or cloud storage...
  • Or that just is meant for SD cards
  • No because an SD card isn't a device, And if they meant an SD card as the other option they would say internal storage or phone storage
  • Very clever observation, let's see what MS will serve us. :)
  • Wow, the file manager also has the hamburger menu. Screw the hamburger menu, seriously, whoever came up with that idea at MS is an idiot
  • Or...and bear with me here...YOU are the idiot..
  • So what's the icon Google uses in Chrome for the Settings Menu? Oh wait, the same design standard Hamburger icon that everyone else is using. In fact, MS started only recently using it so go blame someone at Google, Apple, or wherever if you don't like it. Better yet, learn to accept the fact that developers are smart enough to create interfaces that are common for users at the lowest level so it's easier for them to migrate between platforms and still understand how to use something.
  • Well I don't use Chrome because of its ridiculous UI, so I don't care.
    The problem that I have is MS is abandoning its own UI (which is clearly more user friendly) and copying its competitors when its not needed.
  • I don't mind the hamburger menu button. I just hate that it's almost ALWAYS placed in a stupid location on the screen in these newer MS apps.
  • Or SD cards.. Lol.
  • I hope you're right.
  • Don't like this version, nothing changes from 8.1
  • It's still an early build, far from final
  • And the number of changes is from 8.10 to 8.15, where is the 10.••••• version ?
  • Everyone here pouting like little children. It's a PREVIEW it's not DONE YET!
  • Microsoft will loose the game as Windows 10 is nothing legendary as we all thought..
  • #Sarcasm...?
  • Shut the f up please :*
  • W8.1 is fine. We just need more apps and some refinement we don't need to change the whole interface. For the new background haters: just install the new tileart app and nothing will change.
  • I don't use transparent tile.  It looks ugly and takes away from the clean look of the regular solid colored live tiles.
  • It's only ugly if you make it ugly.
  • Well it looks almost exactly like wp8.1 except without transparent tiles
  • Should be options and you choose what you like. Seems Windows 10 is about options and new designs, which ads lots.
  • Just saw two of the videos from Microsoft research on interactive tiles....Wow! Hope it arrives with the final build.
  • There are many changes
  • Dude, don't you recognize Hebrew? *flies away *
  • Woos from me. Also it's "nigh" not "neigh"
  • Came here to write that correction :)
  • Windows 10 concept isn't looking that cool! Yes it will improve! But for now it looks dull, colorless, black and boring! Metro means colors and simplicity and beauty and smoothness! I don't feel windows 10 for phone would be anything like that!
  • Pull over dat ass too fat
  • Whoop, WHOOP!
  • Will the keyboard trick work on the 930 too??!!
  • All phones will have this feature, even on the small 4" screens for those little leprechauns and their tiny hand while their other hand holds onto their pot of gold.
  • Lol!
  • Ha ha ha
  • Did anyone notice how little joystick moves with the keyboard...left to right...nice touch MS...:)
  • It's beautiful ^^
  • The settings tho.. awesome.
  • Hope they give the new Windows 10 start menu as optional in settings to the wp 8.1 start menu! I love both!
  • That settings ui give me nightmares of bad western digital ui
  • Didn't like that home screen
  • Didn't like it on 21st January Event..But now it seems good actually..!!
  • Don't upgrade
  • I liked the ui but im speaking about the particular wallpaper
  • Same here - luckily we can always go back to a plain black background ;)
  • Agree
  • I didn't like it either.. I just keep my start screen without any image .. And the hamburger menu is just like android ..
  • I agree. I don't like it.
  • The one with the random vials of blood? Yeah, that was a surprise heading into the end of the article.
  • It will be Wallpaper background- dependent. What Microsoft should do is have their own selection of default backgrounds as found on Windows 8
  • Yeh cz the guy has made it look ugly.. The cobalt tile colour is not matching with the cream/brown wallpaper
  • Hope its optional! WP 8 home screen is nice, i love the WP 8.1 home screen, i even love the new Windows 10 home screen! Hope its all optional! If not I'm not updating!
  • Hope it is optional as I think the home screen now with the background on the tiles is better...
  • Agree.. WTF
  • Yes this is awesome, I m eagerly waiting
  • I am eagerly waiting too. For Lumia denim. I am from India you know.....
  • I'm in America ... And don't have Denim yet.
  • I am on Verizon with Lumia 928, and I have Denim. (I know it sounds awkward).... :)
  • On the other hand I have the Icon and don't yet have Denim.
  • +Icon At this point we will have the 10 preview before we ever get Denim
  • I am from Macedonia (it's in Europe) and I got denim yesterday c: So happy
  • Awesome! Can't wait to infuse my spare Lumia 920 with Windows 10! Background makes me think of the new transparant tiles the Xbox now has (with the Feb update).
     
  • Windows 10 won't come to Lumia 920 because it's an older generation Lumia x2x device. The same applies to Lumia 520/620/720/820/1320. Only 1020 and 1520 amongst the x2x series will receive Windows 10.
  • that's a lie and you should be ashamed of lying like that here. 
  • If you don't want to believe me, then don't. But soon you will see my prediciton was 100% right.
  • Keep Barking !!! Sam17ub
  • Wanna bet?
  • Prediciton? Prediction...I think your 8 ball is broken.
  • Source?
  • .... 820, 920, 925 & 1020 literally share the same chipset.
    Please go back to whichever cave you crawled out of. Thanks.
  • Microsoft has still not officially announced anything ...so it's not sure
  • how could you say that! any links!
  • Considering the 1320 came out the same time as the 1520, and has better CPU than the 1020 and has 1GB RAM, I find it hard to believe your claims.... Cameras don't count :P
  • Liar liar..!!
  • Hey buddy, that white powder around your nose, wipe it away and try that statement again as you must be on some form of opiate to be making such outlandish statements.
  • Sam has absolutely no idea what he's talking about. Windows 10 is coming to all WP8.1 devices.
  • Read what Chris Weber said - seems a little fuzzy all of a sudden. Carriers not offering the update I guess. http://lumiaconversations.microsoft.com/2015/01/22/the-lumia-you-love-ge...
  • Was the article too long for you to read in full?
  • All wp8 devices will get w10. Only some will be able to participate in the technical preview. This has been stated in this article, as well as others. (fyi the 1320 is a newer x2x device than the 1020 by several months) :)
  • Not what Chris Weber on Conversations blog appeared to be saying (unclear whether he meant not all carriers will offer the upgrade or what).
  • All Lumia Devices with WP8 will get W10! (At least the Country Variants, other with Depend on Mobile Operator...)
  • All devices capable of running WP8 will get Windows 10. Microsoft announced that months ago, in case you didn't know or forget it.
  • Although MS didn't specify if ALL phones are getting the full w10 experience, or some (512mb ram) will get a lowered version. I'll wait for a word from MS about that.
  • http://lumiaconversations.microsoft.com/2015/01/22/the-lumia-you-love-ge...
  • Stfu.. Every win8.1 will receive win10
  • Well.. Read what Chris Weber said:   http://lumiaconversations.microsoft.com/2015/01/22/the-lumia-you-love-ge...
  • do you mean this, stupid person who keeps spamming the same link? "Our goal is for the majority of the Lumia phones running Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 to join the Windows ecosystem along with an expected hundreds of millions of PCs, tablets and other devices running the next generation of Windows."   do you even understand what your link is about???? did you read it??? stop linking if you can't do that. it says some phones might not get upgraded but Microsoft IS WORKING ON THAT. they don't know yet. if they don't know HOW DO YOU KNOW?? again shut up and grow up and stop claming things like if they were the ultimate true word.   They are the biggest software company. do you think Microsoft is stupid? they still know they can't say "all phones will be upgradable" becuase they don't even know yet if that's possible. and they can't promise and then look bad with some phone users. they also know Carries play an important role on this, and some will not upgrade because of that. again read what you link and try to understand it.
  • Lol, chill dude. There a lot of people here who claim ALL WP8 WILL get the upgrade - I gather because some MS staff stated so. However, as your quote says, MS _goal_ is _majority_ would get it. This indeed implies not all will (whether due to MS inability to make it work for all phones or due to carriers). As noted by Weber "Like any upgrade to a new platform, not every phone will upgrade or support all possible Windows 10 features, and certain features and experiences will require more advanced future hardware."
  • You wrong.
  • ALL phones running Windows Phone 8 will be upgraded to the FINAL PUBLIC release of Windows 10, just it's still not clear exactly which Windows Phones will be able to hop onto the EARLY access program and install Windows 10.
  • Microsoft has already confirmed that all Windows Phone 8 phones will receive Windows 10 so I really don't know why you are taking out of your ass.
  • He is right and Tom Waren confirmed this today, that not every phone will have the access to the TP for windows 10 on phone. But no one knows which will get and which won't.
    But all the phones running wp8 will get the final build
  • I've seen conflicting reports, from Microsoft even, that NOT ALL Windows Phone 8 devices will get the update. "Does that mean that today’s Lumia devices can be upgraded to Windows 10?" "Our goal is for the majority of the Lumia phones running Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 to join the Windows ecosystem"  http://lumiaconversations.microsoft.com/2015/01/22/the-lumia-you-love-ge... "Majority" doesn't mean all, so I find this confusing.  
  • and "Majority" doesn't mean it's becuase Windows 10 itself, what about Carries and phones that are unsupported by the carrier? do you think they count as "they will upgrade"? again, think about it because you seem also not to understand. Microsoft can't promise all phones can be upgraded IF Carriers say that. ALso Microsoft seem not to even know how many or what phones can upgrade.... they can make false promises if they can't deliver the upgrade to one or other device so it's better to say "OUR GOAL" becuase they are working on that.
  • If it runs 8.1 it will get 10. Spread your FUD elsewhere.
  • Amazing. Waiting
  • Home screen must be change as like android
  • +1
  • No please
  • right... nice try :)
  • Then why here..?? There is android n android central too!!!
  • If you want it like android, then get an android device!
  • many like windows because of its home screen's live tiles and many hate android because android doesn't have that
  • Many hate Android because it's painful to use in comparison.
  • Pleasure to my eyes
  • U predict it to be go live today!
  • If we don't get it today, better luck next week.
  • Plz add features like app lock,multitasking
  • Yes app lick is a must
  • App lick? Wtf! Do you want to lick an app?
  • What is your understanding of multitasking
  • I think the apps should work in background instead of pausing!
  • Apps' background tasks do not stop, only foreground part of the application stops, then on resume the foreground is updated to match the background task execution status. It would be stupid to waste CPU cycles (i.e. battery) to update something you are not seeing. It's up to the coder to develop a seamless resume. When you see the "resuming..." screen the problem is just that the app was badly coded (usually). They should not ruin a good architecture just so coders don't need to program an elegant resume mechanism, maybe they could just improve the APIs to force developer into good programming.   In other words if you want your OS to be "so cool look how many things are moving" and last 5 hrs fully charged maybe you should consider other OSes :) (yeah my friends Nexuses and iPhones last around 8hrs)
  • Is that why the "resuming" also happens with microsofts own apps and even when coming back to the home screen? Even the live tiles sometimes take a couple of seconds to show up!  
  • Yes that's why, I am glad you understand this now :)
  • Resuming is controllable. Don't blame OS.
  • I'd like to be able to run multiple incidence of the same app LOL
  • Maybe he meant multi screen like android..
  • Android do not support "multi screen" tasking, it is something that Samsung or LG implement on their phones, and do not work fine.
  • Multitasking should be like my old n9: Real multitasking.
  • I still love that phone. :)
  • and then you and other people complain about how battery life on WP sucks? oh righttt.... because of that "real multitasking" that means you have to close every app. and do you think grandmas or parents want to do that? also developers can work with the background stuff. that's why some apps have good resume and stuff and other doesn't and some apps are a waste if they run on backrgound.
  • Yeah oh yea. WCentral, you listening to this? Please add features to W10 for phones. Cuz you know, you seem to be the devs behind it. /s Seriously man, shut the fuck up. -_-
  • Not long ago, WC posted an article about some MS employees joining the site.
    But I still don't see why you're so butthurt
  • Nice...
  • Awesome stuff... Here is the live blog link from which these images are appearing -- http://www.ithome.com/html/win10/128396.htm  :) :)  
  • Thank u
  • Microsoft Are Copying android :s
  • Yes just like how every mobile is copying the iPhone with their rectangular shape. Apple has a patent on that rectangular shape ya know.
  • Microsoft own lots of patents that android uses, meaning android is actively "copying" and therefore making your statement false
  • Android copied MS. Notification centre in lolipop.base of the idea is from WP notification centre
  • doesn't look like android sorry. it looks more like a desktop UI between windows me and vista.
  • Yeah, agree with you
  • Are you high
  • Ya especially the live tiles!!! :p
  • And the metro ui also!
  • Ok Good bye go and get your lag... ummm android device  ........
  • I sincerely hope I can keep my home screen as I have it now... I don't like the full background picture
  • I like the full background pic
  • I like the new way!
  • Same here, how it is now with transparent tiles. I don't want semi transparency... I sure hope they give us users options.
  • Depends on the pic you use. But I agree, they need to let the wp8 way continue. Let the users decide what the want. Settings: Apply bg image:
    A. Over the tile (like wp8)
    B. Behind the tile (new way)
  • or C. A+B full background could be added, but faded and with the same parallax effect as in WP 8.1
    so that the shapes of transparent tiles would be visible while scrolling 
  • I LOVE THAT IDEA!!!
    If they implement those three options, we're all set for the Start Screen :D
  • The same, people said about the wp8.1 screen and now most of us love it. Wait and we shall see how its going
  • Me too. They should at least provide an option to choose between the two.
  • I also hope for it
    but I can imagine that full background could be added, but faded and with the same parallax effect
    so that the shapes of transparent tiles would be visible.  
  • this is my biggest concern right now, seriously, I hope they keep both options available, sometimes big tech companies fail to understand that, add features instead of REPLACING them
  • The keyboard stuff.. very clever. Like it!!
  • I'm hoping beyond hope that Windows 10 on phone will finally have all the keyboard layouts that it does on PC/tablet, rather than just a small subset. Very annoying to have to use QWERTY on phone when I use Dvorak everywhere else.
  • The speaking input on keyboard will be huge if it means I can voice dictate to any application using a keyboard!  I can reply my texts with voice but I can't reply to whatsapp or IM+ for example.
  • Instead of leaking these screenshots, why don't they leak to update to insiders ! :/
  • That's what I'm saying! Lol
  • I second the motion LOL!
  • Jus dragging their release to make u go crazy :) :P
  • unable to understrand these pics. as just understand is that it is running a windos 10...
  • Isn't that enough ?
  • no, it isn't enough. Having more information about windows 10 is like I want to know more and more. since it announced the windows 10 . I am ccraving for it.. 
  • Sorry, forgot to put "/s" at the end....
  • Looks great so far.. I wish they'd kept it more Metro-esque with the UI but after 4 years, I guess it's time for a new fresh design.
  • Yeah I was hoping for an overhaul.
    but it looks like they started with features first.
  • Tell me it doesn't say 'Choose your background' when u have everything else in Chinese :|
  • It's not the final product silly.
  • I know its not. But it creates doubt on its authenticity.. :)
  • Actually no, it's more likely to confirm it. UIs are almost always coded in English first, and then translators come through later to convert it. When adding features to an existing product like this, it's very common during development to have English for the new features until they're all localised.
  • Maybe it will show "选择你的背景" when you choose English for your language :P
  • lol!!
  • In the w10tp (for pc) it does tell you that even if the language is available/installed/in use (and many aren't yet) some things will be in English, but this'll be fixed up by the time it's releases to the public. :) some languages apparently aren't available on TP so this does make some sense.
  • Lets just hope these leaks soon become a reality.. We've had enough teasers lately. B-)
  • I hope its beautiful, I'm actually looking forward to the texting feature. You won't have to go to your messages to return a text.
  • That gear icon for settings -.-
  • Kill it with fire
  • Oh, I'm so excited for the Win10 TP to arrive for phones! The keyboard thing will be a nice solution on my 1520!
  • When its out I am going to download on a sec
  • I can't wait! That background looks so much better than before.. Nice! Gime gime gime! :)
  • why always microsoft leaks comes from chinese
  • why ??
  • why ??
  • 'Cause we are expecting it badly :)
  • Lol, hahahaha awesome joke ^
  • Some apps use commands bar in the bottom, just like today, but some don't. Where is the consistence??
  • Alpha version? A lot of time before releasing? Wtf with people on windowscentral? All are acting like a children. It is a TECHNICAL PREVIEW, it is not the final thing, it you want a better Windows, just provide feedback.
  • I hope that start screen is fake one, on my opinion they should left as it is right now.
  • You can choose not to have wallpaper, is it that hard ?
  • On my opinion is better now, where you have transparent tile and picture behind transparent tile.
    Problem with new start screen is that tile use ascend color which by me not looking good.
    Maybe would it look nice if new background would it be gif file.
  • There will always be people who like it and those who do not. My main problem with this is that it is another stylistic choice for Windows' tile interface. We already had transparant tiles (WP8.1), monocolor tiles (WP8) and multicolor tiles + background wallpaper (Windows 8.1). Now we have some transparant background wallpaper hybrid. I imagine Microsoft is using this preview version to see whether people like this look. Personally I like any form of customization as long as it is optional. Wouldnt it be great if you got to decide whether tiles where monocolour, multicolour or transparant+image? And whether the background was a solid colour (incl. current black/white) or an image? That way you can recreate any of the stylistic ideas of MS or create your own combination. Everybody is satisfied from the barebone WP7 purists to the flashy stylists.
  • But we don't know how far the customisability stretches beyond that. In my mind, an image is much better in place as a tile skin than as an actual wallpaper. For others, perhaps like yourself, it may be the other way round. But say you wanted a 8.1-esque start screen; we don't know if removing the wallpaper will still allow for the option of tile skins, or whether it would leave it with just block colours like WP8. Ideally, I'd like multiple options like that, so I have the choice to choose.
  • i am vote for multiple choice, not just in this case, same apply for lock screen. By the way, it seems that lock screen is, at least for now, same.
  • Then install the TP and give feedback.
  • Sure I will do that.
  • For every photo that comes forth, the more I know it will be a success! Well at least for current WP user
  • Windows phone 10 isn't that great after all.....it leaks.
  • Lol.
  • Maybe there'll be an update to make the phone water proof in future
  • Is it sad that the most exciting feature of Windows 10 for me is the new settings menu??
  • Haha, cheers to that. I'd like the ability to pin each and every item on the settings page to my start screen. I'd like the audio tile especially. Tweak the equalizer often!
  • Don't like the new start screen.... Hope the tiles can be made completely transparent
  • The start screen is much more beautiful than WP 8.1
  • Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
  • I kinda disagree
  • What about live lock screen app??will it be in-built??
  • Is der a way to retain windowsphone 8.1 homescreen
  • Yes, don't upgrade.
  • If the language of OS was english... Chinese are always pioneer. nice job.
  • Need to improve Chinese keyboard input prediction, right now is too poor
  • More likely leaks more common come from Chinese sources.
  • why always chinese
  • Because it's from a Chinese website.
  • Release date on the 10th!! Just makes sense
  • I'd prefer yesterday ;)
  • Don't like these menus and icons creeping in settings app and UI. Please bring back the pivots and typography.
  • It's so that people who can't read can find settings. :P
  • Waiting to update
  • Where is the rumormeter?
  • Where's the animated lockscreen options ?
  • Just wait to the TP release and you will know it.
  • Lock screen setup must available for all incoming notice, there is only 5 selections are never enough.
  • Your English is just like our Chinese XD
  • Whut?
  • Release the update already!!!
  • There should've been a screenshot of interactive notifications as well..
  • Horizontal view?
  • Microsoft always win
  • Are u from Pluto?
  • No! He's from Pandora.
  • Hey Rich, do you know if the traditional "windowed" style background will still be available? None of the screens I've seen have shown it and personally I prefer it because it actually feels like your looking through "windows" and suits the operating system name.
  • +1
  • +720
  • Bring metro and mix it with win 10
  • Still looks like live folders from 8.1.1 are dead, that is too badm
  • Where do you infer that from?
     
  • They haven't made an appearance in an start screen leak and would be inconsistent with a single UI across all platforms since W10 has no collapsible folders.
  • Ah, good point. Well, there is always a slight possibility that they may add them to W10 or that some inconsistencies between the versions remain. :)
  • BUUUUUUH so ugly transparencies!!!!!
  • Seems faster
  • How come they is no 3rd party keyboard support? This just shows that windows is way behind android and iOS. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android on my Oneplus One
  • How do you even know that there's no 3rd party keyboard support?
  • What's wrong with the current one?
  • Do you mean like how you can install a different keyboard app on Android? iOS doesn't have that either. Now if you're t talking about Bluetooth keyboards I agree that would be nice.
  • You can install another keyboard app on Android and make it default. Windows phone doesn't need it 'cause it already has a awesome keyboard, android's default keyboard is just shit like the OS
  • Why would you want a different one. The current one works perfectly.
  • Well, I haven't seen any 3rd party keyboard support on iOS, and no keyboard in android is as fluid as Windows' keyboard. The only thing I can think of is, they should implement numeric keyboard for text input. I personally don't like it, but there's still people who prefer it.
  • Love simplified settings and good if it have auto call recorder or just call recorder,Wi fi direct and OTG.
    These all means complete Windows otherwise its widow.
  • Wifi direct is already there, in WP 8.1. Haven't you heard of easy transfer?!
  • Easy Transfer makes use of a browser, you can't transfer files from within the app. If it could transfer files within the app, it will be better. For example, take 'Software Data Cable' or 'Flash Transfer' apps on Android, they are best at Wi-Fi Direct file transfer. Don't fire at me for mentioning Android, only Wi-Fi Direct feature (these apps) are what I like in android, otherwise the OS is just shit.
  • I know is unfinished version. But I'd expect more from Windows 10. The same tiles, the same app menu. Except for Univesal App could be named Windows 8.5.
     
  • Except the new settings menu, improved message app, I don't feel windows 10 has anything new to offer..
  • Ahhhh! Finally! Was waiting to see this keyboard in my 1520! :D I'm really excited!
  • All I want to do is turn off my phone and charge without booting up...
  • Or when you power it off, it actually turns off not restarts
  • The one thing that really bothers me about Windows 10 is that the start screen is inconsistent. Why can't the level/amount of transparency be the same for all tiles?
  • Prefer the home screen on WP8.1, but attracted by the touch version of Office
  • The pics look legit. I just hope it'll be a full multi tasking Os. Resuming....
  • Then am definitely installing the preview
  • still no news about OTG and wifi direct.
  • What is OTG?
  • On the go... Connecting pendrives and mouse to your devices.
  • USB On-The-Go for connecting Pen-Drives directly to phones by OTG cable.
  • I really like this .Now people are blinking their eyes to Windows 10 for phone
  • some more leaked shots !  http://www.ithome.com/html/win10/128396.htm Translate in english in chrome
  • Whaaaaat! The calculator has integrated converter!! That is awesome! (you can translate it with the translator app from microsoft too!)
  • Looks like calculator is a universal app now.
  • If Windows 10 won't support voice recording then I'll loose my faith in MSFT. It's one of the crucial things for many people, have almost 7k backers on uservoice but still they don't want to implement it. How come WP7 could have had it but 8 nor 10 can't? Legal issues are no excuse.. There are no legal issues in most of the countries. Android with huge market share has it as well..
  • my hopes now are gone for 1. landscape mode 2. interactive tiles 3. multi window screen
  • Landscape will be there. It is interesting these appear to be slightly transparent, maybe meaning a few more options for the start screen.
  • Love these Metro 1.0 elements. For example, rectangular edges of toggles rather than rounded ones in the desktop version. Microsoft should be itself rather than copying Apple (which everyone does).
  • Believe me because of this so beautiful then windows 10 for phone Will surpass iPhone.
  • Microsoft is slowly killing all of our excitement by not releasing the win 10 for phone quckly as they did for PCs....if they delay further their won't be much users who will try TP.hurry up Microsoft,you can always release a patch for the bugs like others do for their OS.
  • I am not sure why at this point MS is not releasing shots on their own. Release is imminent so why keep features a mystery now? These shots are not a good representation for most of us. They do themselves a disservice not to be showing us what to expect.
  • Release
  • Can anyone tell me how does the new Xbox music app looks
  • That's relieved. I think circle button at the bottom will be gone.
  • i wish MS had overhauled the design with similar layout but different elements (a little more colour and gentle textures would be nice).
    getting tired of that constantly flat, dark (or white) background with lots of text on it.. it's been the same for the last 4 years..
    only the start screen has changed, and i'm not sure if for the better or not..
  • Looks promising.. Hope,otg and flash transfer are included
  • file explorer and settings have ugly icons. And sidebar suggests no more buttons on bottom.
  • Yeah
  • I really really hope that one can still have the transparent tiles that we have today, if not.... i'm not sure what to do about it! Must have been a shitty ride for developers trying to do double tile setting for all that Windows 8.1 hubbub. Also i think that backgrounds on small screens with all these tiles, look f###Ing ugly and terribly messy! No class! No signature! Just too windowsy.
  • I think I would like a transparent layer or blur around the system and the start screen background as system background, Microsoft needs to take advantage of all the hype around Windows 10 for phones and improve it more, you know this point is like all or nothing for Windows in phones.
  • +Windows 7
  • I think wc also have wp10
  • !!IT'S AWESOME!!!
  • I'M a Chinese WPer,THIS is the link of the live. http://www.ithome.com/html/win10/128396.htm
  • Can you translate for us?
  • File manager looks like the one in ASUS..
  • 8.1 home screen is way better.
  • +735
  • i hope there are option to make the start screen still like WP8.1...
  • App list "location" should return to the way it was
  • This seems to be abit android ish the settings file manager...
  • I hope I can get 8.1 level of customizations with tile art... I like my home screen much more than one shown in screenshot's
  • I still would like to remove games from app list..
  • Yes, please. One of the big mistakes of 8.1. I guess they're busy adding useless crap like hamburger buttons and vertical tiles than giving us options to manage our games.
  • Why, oh why can't they introduce a 4x3 t9 keyboard... It's being requested since WP7.5... Dang it!!!
  • Hamburger button in File Explorer.. :/
  • Still don't know if like the new look. Might stay with 8.1/Denim on my 930.
  • At the end of the day its not the look which you'll want. You'll want to use the new features and under the hood optimizations will make your wp experience better. After all, wp10 doesn't look that much different than wp8.1.
  • Yes, but the look is important to me. I will install the preview on my old 920 and make up my mind once I use it.
  • Still think bits look a little android. But come on MS release it already!
  • MS should keep an option to change the homescreen as in wp8.1 .. If we like it we can continue it.. Others can go with the new look..
  • Just choose a black or white background as your wallpaper then it will look like wp8.1.
  • Exactly.
  • Then What about transparent tiles!
  • There will be transparent tiles. http://www.nokiapoweruser.com/windows-10-for-phone-on-lumia-925-reveals-...
  • On the keyboard I would like to see numbers row displayed all the time if your base resolution is 720p and above. Samsung dies that and makes typing extremely fast.
  • Times like this, I'm really proud for MS's translator app! I'm really diggin the new looks and functions!  GO Windows Phone!
  • I hope MS will add more notification placeholders on the lock screen.... 5 are just too little.
  • If I wanted to constantly be teased I'd go to a strip club ;)
  • I am still waiting for NOKIA BLUE THEME, had used in my Lumia 800.
  • Where the hell is the 'emoticon button' on the keyboard?!!
  • files explorer :)
  • There are new images leaked!!!!!! Finally 4x4 medium tiles to a bigger one!!!! http://www.windowsmania.com.br/2015/02/06/vazam-varias-imagens-windows-1...
  • Yes. Aha. Exactly as it says on the third row. Omg. Nobody asks me what it says because I'm too darn excited about this.
  • I want to know what it says!
     
  • What's new in Windows 10 , just new settings arrangement and background tile ?
  • New settings, background, transparent and simplified app drawer, new dialer, recorder, new Cortana, new calculator, new Xbox video, and more.. ;)
  • Also, as everyone seems to be forgetting, a much faster update cycle. It's not about what's in Windows 10 on launch; it's about the potential to come.
  • Can Lumia 520 support????
  • I think so..
  • Yes it will..
  • I like how it looks , I like how the background extends to the app list as well, I also hope it extends to the multitasking window as well, I would also like to have some animated backgrounds as well. Like in windows 8 with the robots moving or dragon animation. So when you scroll in the app list or home screen there is a nice fluid animation. I also hope to be running x86 apps on my phone as well. Microsoft needs to make a phone powerful enough to do this. And with the increase in power of the high end snapdragon processors there is no doubt in my mind phones will be able to run native x86 apps.
  • Windows 10 on phones will NOT be able to run x86 apps, at least not until 5-inch screen phones are powered by Intel processors. Not even sure why you'd WANT to run x86 software on phones.  Tiny, non-touch friendly icons and all that.
  • Snapdragon processors aren't x86, so that's not going to happen.
  • It's must be named windows 8.1 phone version.. #lol
  • It's okay
  • I hope msft guys are giving final touchups which will improve the look and feel even more..when we get the final version...
  • Looks like windows 10 is built based on writes phone 8.1 i thought they started from scratch the whole thing
  • They never said that. The UI layer is an evolution (barring all the new universal apps). It's the OS and the APIs that have received an overhaul.
  • I just hope they finally add a stopwatch and timer app built into the phone.
  • Dear Chinese leaksters - change the f-ing language to English, PLEASE! :D
  • Looks good. Hoping to get interactive live tiles and a good music app which actually works in low end wps!
  • I love the transparent tiles we currently have with 8.1, but I like the new look for WP10. The transparency of the WP10 tiles matches what they just did with the February Xbox One update. I think it gives it an elegant look. The full transparent tiles we have in 8.1 are very cool, but can make finding an apps pinned to the homescreeen a bit confusing depending on the background desing. Having optioins is good, the more the better. 
  • Very disappointed... Didn't expect these from you dear Microsoft..
    Please rename the version to 8.2 or 8.3. Very poor UI .... Thinks about upgrade to another OS
  • I don't know what are you talking abou. The UI is quite good. I'm sick and tired of the old UI. Why i say old? Well. I've owned symbian smartphones since 2002, i always liked the ui of wp, i just didn't like the many incapabilities of the system. 8.1 fixed some of them, well, hope wp10 will fix them all, then i can say goodbye to symbian... And well, android and ios are just behind from my point of view, really behing what windows 10 is. Even though is a bit limited, has more power.
  • The UI is looking not upto the mark bcz the guy has used cobalt tile with a brown wallpaper which does not match.. :/
  • Oh, I know, lets have boring, do nothing icons like iphone, or maybe the most insecure system like android. No thanks, Windows 10 FTW!
  • Overhaul looks awesome!  Of course you can't please everyone.  Try doing that and you'll please no one!  Anticipating the final public release.  Just hope they roll it out as a batch, not SLOWWWLY...
  • These screenshots were leaked by a Chinese tech media named "IT Home".They are still leaking the screenshots on "http://www.ithome.com/html/win10/128396.htm"
  • Cortana's screenshots are out. Please visit via  http://www.ithome.com/html/win10/128396.htm 
  • They should overhaul the second page on the phone when you swipe from the start screen to the app list. It looks boring and inefficient. Keep scrolling through 100 apps. The apps should be arranged in a grid not vertically.
  • Hmmm... There are search option
  • M using 350+ apps without any problem
  • Just search, so easy.
  • Like the others said, it's as easy as searching. Or if yo prefer, tap on a letter, tap on the letter which the app name starts with, and voila!
  • Win10 is due to come (even though is just a beta) my 1020 81.1 update is nowhere to be seen...
  • Waiting for windows 11
  • Seriously? :/
  • What's with the mix of those (ugly) oval "on-off" sliders/toggless and the old (beautiful) square ones? (see other screenshots at http://www.ithome.com/html/win10/128396.htm)
  • Still no sign of folders! If they've gone, I can't upgrade. I can't live without my folders.
  • Love the new context menu
  • I like the full background UI but hope they give options for transparency also
  • I want the same thing.. Accent colour transparent tiles will look good only with the same colour background wallpaper..
  • Cool, can't wait for more details :)
  • Finally we are getting a no-nonsense native voice recorder. I'm loving it. Hail Microsoft. Now all we need is to improve native e-mail and calendar apps. :D
  • No more loading and resuming please fingers crossed ....
  • That's a Nokia Lumia 1020 so were it LOL
  • I cant believe MS hasn't for this win 10,given us our home screen,like on win 10....and for those who like tiles,you have an option to have them,and have root access like the desktop.....so tired of being administrator to all my devices,except windows phone....im the owner of this "copy" of windows phone,just like I'm the owner of my windows 10 copy which is why I have access to root folders.....its my phone,I'm not renting it from MS
    For these reasons.....im forced to go back to Android or Apple.....which I have access to root on both,and my own dedicated home screen as I choose to have.
    Its a shame MS is taking away individuality from windows phone.....i was really hoping they would give customers a choice
  • File manager still not good as I would like to become. Is still quite Windows Phone, and, I don't know. I still rather a file manager that looks like the actual file manager for computer! https://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/1665/5682/original.jpg That's why I bought a PocketPC for feeling something like it! :P by the way, this pic is my concept.
  • I don't believe that this is the w10 preview, not at all. Those icons on the settings make no sense, they are totally non MS style. I wish that W10 was like this concept. http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/news2/New-Start-Screen-and-In...
  • I much prefer where the microphone icon when texting is on my 1520 currently. Much. It's at the bottom with attach, add another person, and send message. It makes sense there. I like the other changes.
  • Voice input directly on the keyboard, YES!
  • Looks weird on chinese but thanks for the leaked images
  • Voice recording and save to OneNote, YES!
  • Jeez, I just wanna play with it...
  • 壮哉,IT之家!
  • Man the dialer look the best in windows 10
  • I am so interested to join in windows insider. It is awesome man
  • Holy smokes....fuck u android
  • I hate the transparent tiles over a picture background. Bleh. So busy and ugly. PLEASE MS include the option to do a WP8.1-style picture wallpaper. Can't comment on the rest of the OS since I don't read chinese and these screenshots are awful. I hope the universal app promise is for real this time.
  • Meh.... Everything looks nice I suppose.... Except the look of the home screen. Seems like a step backward in that department. Hopefully we'll get more options from what we're currently looking at.
  • This is racism
  • Comes with denim? Lol
  • Just release it MS before china ships out a phone with full W10 on board
  • Like many I am also depressed with the lack of modern design elements in W10. While I understand the logic, make cross platform development easier, I think MS should highlight ways to do both. The MS built FB app has the dreaded "hamburger menu" but the icon row is also topped by a typography header and swiping left or right accessing any of the row
  • 4 years later and all they managed to do is this? microsoft, you're such a disgrace in UI design. with 98 billion dollars in the bank you can't hire a graphics designer to make your OS look innovative again? it looks like a bad kitkat bastardized with windows 8 combined with some iOS8 with some DOS throw in for good measure.
  • Agreed. They need to bring the original metro designer back. Looks like he's gone and noone has a clue where to go with it
  • They just only add some features for personalization of the home screen, anyway it looks like for me wp8.1 :( I thought they will make something with landscape mode for support L1520
  • I want to the tiles to be floating on the background inage and not the background image peeking on the transparent tiles.
  • 1. Where are my live folders??
    2. That settings menu looks awfully Googly but I'll deal.
    3. Can we please just call it Win10 Phone? Much easier and may save MS some embarrassment once they figure out Windows 10 for Phone acronyms out to WTF Phone.
  • Again with the teasing LOL. Please leak the actual release date. Thank you.
  • Yea this is something that we care the most atm :)
  • Wait a minute.... how did the Chinese get Windows 10 preview for phones when we cant??????
  • Where are transparent tiles
  • Can we expect the preview on monday? :D
  • i dont want colored tiles on top of a image, 8.1 transparency+paralax is just fine. but i DO want background to appear in more places, like app list, maybe messages(not sure) and so on
  • I left WP after 3 years in Sept 2014 for a Nexus 5, in hopes that Windows Phone 10 would re-ignite my love for the platform. Looking at the above screens, I am not all excited about WP10 (windows 10 mobile, whatever) so far. I mean for the group that doesnt want it to change this is great, but I was hoping for an uplift of the UI. I'll obviously reserve my final opinions when ive got a hands on but so far I have no intetions of coming back to the platform...its too bad. I LOVED WP7/7.8, Windows 8 was very good...8.1 not a big fan.
  • Then why are you here... Just get rid of WC.. ;)
  • I don't understand your criticism. You like WP7, but not WP8? You can still have the same exact UI for the Start Screen on WP8/10 as you do in WP7.
  • I wish they can change the lock screen a bit because its type of outdated.
  • It is interesting, will be there option for backgrounds like in WP8.1. On my start screen it definitely look greater with black outlines between tiles and paralax under tiles.
  • Amazing... But not boomm..
  • Here are more pics.
    http://neow.in/1zonpxE
  • Looks good, but they need to make all of the tiles transparent, not just the ones that are the same as your accent color.
  • Omg guys stop teasing. This is not nice posting bunch of pics. I keep checking twice a day on my phone and wc. This is ridiculous. Stop teasing us. Windows will release it when features are stable.
  • I don't like the start screen with the background and the semi transparent tiles, I think it is now better...
  • Don't omit parallax effect... Make it an optional.
  • +1
  • Is that Japanese?
  • Thank god that windows 10 for phones are coming as an Insider OS... They will listen to our feedbacks and change or add features that we like or not... :)
  • It's cool but i hate that background -_-
  • Anyone else here with an AT&T 1520? I'm thinking we should wait for Denim so we have the latest firmware before going to 10 preview, just in case any new functions (which is likely) will need the Denim firmware....thoughts?
  • They should Av changed the UI a bit
  • Hope there is an option to control opacity of tiles so that v could make it 100% transparent or 100% opaque.......
  • Why the images are in Chinese?. What, they're developing Windows 10 there in China?.
  • I think Microsoft should provide us with following options for our start screen as these are the only possibilities available for metro ui.
    1. Background - either a colour like black,blue ,white etc or a wallpaper
    2. Tiles - either translucent or transparent (to background) or some wallpaper for transparent tiles
    Microsoft should provide us with all possibilities
  • So there's two versions of the app list: Image background and 8.1's neutral background. So does that mean they'll be two options for start screen?; Image background and 8.1's tile skin/colour? Would really like to see a screenshot to see if that can happen - much prefer the 8.1 screen.
  • Cool
  • Neigh on! Haha!
  • Wauw singlehand typing for 1520 \(^_^)/
  • Good
  • Capital letters in app list. A good thing?
  • that's been there for a looooong time.
  • No it hasn't. It's all lower case. Some apps have upper case, the app list doesn't.
  • The more images i see the more i dislike it. That header bar in settings is so horrible.   http://b2b.cbsimg.net/blogs/ics_dev_2_francis0531.png  
  • *facepalm*  that is android, not Windows. I can't figure out if you're trying to be funny, troll, or just plain stupid.
  • Ms broke windows. That's the only way to put it. The settings now look like android, the icons look like android, the new interface with hamburger menu screams android. The current one was just perfect, so damm easy to use. But no, well everything looks like a damm android device now, maybe it is, just with some ui changed by the windows os team. Lol
  • SOON™
  • I am disgusted by what looks like a Files app. Hopefully it gets changed. 
  • If I install windows 10with developer,my mobile warranty is creased...
    Plz reply...
  • I doubt that your warranty will be void, although they do have a statement saying so. Also there are rumors saying that previewr's would have an option to roll back to previous versions of the OS.
  • In case you have  Lumia you can always Flash an older firmware using Nokia Software Updtr for Retail.
  • This is gonna be really cool
  • I won't to know that if I install 10 dev. My mobile's warranty is creased or not?
  • Looks gorgeous. I will install when available. Start screen is way much better. Because when u want to use a background picture on wp8, several non transparent apps are disturbing the scene.
  • In Windows 10 also voice call recording is not there......pls provide it...it is a major problem......pls support this....
  • a "mayor" problem? I understand it's useful in certain situations, but the fact that they don't include it also has a lot to do with privacy. Most people don't want to call someone and then find out they were recorded. Again, I understand it's useful in certain situations but, damn.
  • I really hope they add the possibility to activate quiet hour without Cortana. I don't think I'll have Cortana available in my language in the next century and quiet hours is a great feature.
  • The scary thing is, at a glance, things look good to go. No Duck/gaffer tape or anything else that suggests unfinished. Drawing me in to thinking that it will have few bugs, even though my head tells me otherwise.
  • Leak the SDK
  • I thought Windows Phone 8 (at least since Lumia Amber) had voice input? I've been using it this whole time. Looking at my Denim phone right now, say in the reply email and it's just below the spacebar, the icon even looks the same, though it is on the bottom instead of on the top with the paste icon.
  • What is this shit? Come on ms even a fan can make a better concept. Whats with the androishhh style?
  • OMFG! if you're in the UK with the CV GBIE ROM and you've enrolled into Windows Insider program... hit your 'Check for updates' NOW    
  • Why all leaks are in Chinese
  • I find it interesting that the "leaks" we are seeing are in Chinese. Given that WinPhone has almost no penetration into the Chinese market is surprising that they have started generating Chinese language version of a Developers Preview already.
  • Where are you ? We need your help ! That chinese lady in WWDC 14 #AppleLive. 
  • Nice russian language!
  • I always feel that if the tiles were bigger (filling most of the empty gaps between tiles and the edges), the interface could look even nicer.
  • About the hamburger menu:
    Here in Windows central, they talked about it and why they did it, but an option that could calm down the massive complains would be change it for a gear icon, or a Wrench icon. For sure Windows on phone won't be more or less authentic because those little details used first on others OSes.
  • I don't think the Hamburger menu is that bad, the reason they use it is because it provides more screen real estate
  • Unless things improve sadly I can see my 1020 being my last Windows Phone. The design language is inconsistent amateurish and has imo has lost its spark. Wherever the designer is that brought Metro together originally I don't think he's still at Microsoft. Overall from everything I've seen It looks like a mish mash of different ideas, none of them are an improvement. Things will be worse with the incontinency that's already present in many third party apps. Action centre FI. Why the teeny collapse expand arrow and not a double pull? I'm not a fan of android by any means, but some of the things they have done are already above this. I was hoping Windows Phone would carry on innovating instead of copying (and copying badly). Losing hope :(
  • I'd like to keep my current start screen and settings page, please
  • Can't wait
  • My 930 will not by installing this. My 535 will also NOT be installing this as it still has touchscreen issues. My 535 was bought just for windows 10 and now I don't want to participate anymore. I'm not liking the "android-feel" on those photos. I'll just check out your posts and see how the windows 10 will look like. I'll probably wait for the official release, (which will most likely be next year) or wait for a real Flagship with windows 10 installed.
  • Need a inbuilt toggle for flashlight!! 3rd party apps are full of ads.
  • I hope we have an option to make the tiles fully transparent
  • I love new start screen design!
  • I'm starting to really dislike Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones... I know it's only an alpha version of the final product, but it looks far too much like Android 4.* (especially the new settings app). Microsoft should embrace their innovative modern design rather than trying to copy android.
  • Booo! I don't like this :P
  • Settings tile is ugly...