What does 'CShell' mean for Windows Mobile?

A couple of weeks ago, we posted exclusive images of Microsoft's new "composable shell," a.k.a., "CShell," for Windows 10 Mobile.

What exactly is Cshell? It's not a something you find on the beach, that's for sure. From Windows Central Senior Editor Zac Bowden:

CShell is Microsoft's new Windows Shell that will eventually replace the existing Windows Shell in future releases of Windows 10. It's an adaptable shell that can scale in real time, adapting to different screen sizes and orientations on the fly. CShell is a shell modularized into sub-components, which can transition between those components when required, making for a far more flexible user experience on devices that have multiple form factors.

We're particularly excited about CShell, if for no other reason than it's a definite step in the right direction for Windows 10 Mobile, and it looks more modern and in line with the Windows desktop experience, which is kind of the point.

There's a lively thread in our forum (posted by user ravimaurya027) right now on this very subject, and it's already received dozens of (mostly) thoughtful comments.

Well CShell is just leaked as a build and it looks pretty stable. How will this take Windows Mobile to the next level?:grin:


What do you think of CShell so far? Does it bode well for the future of Windows Mobile? And if so, what specifically do you think it means (or doesn't mean)? Hit the link below to move on over to the forums and share your perspective.

In the forums: What do you think about the CShell?

Al Sacco

Al Sacco is content director of Future PLC's Mobile Technology Vertical, which includes AndroidCentral.com, iMore.com and WindowsCentral.com. He is a veteran reporter, writer, reviewer and editor who has professionally covered and evaluated IT and mobile technology, and countless associated gadgets and accessories, for more than a decade. You can keep up with Al on Twitter and Instagram.