Yes, Windows 10 is the next version of Windows Phone
Microsoft has confirmed that the just announced Windows 10 is also the next major version of Windows Phone as well, which would also confirm that the desktop-notebook PC operating system is merging with the mobile OS..
In a Q&A following their presentation in San Francisco today, Microsoft's operating system execs Terry Myerson and Joe Belfiore were asked, "Is Windows 10 the next version of the phone operating system?" The answer was simply, "Yes". Belfiore then added, "The best way to think of it, it will be a natural step forward from the Windows 8.1 model." However, he also said that the phone version of Windows 10 won't have a desktop user interface.
So there you have it. The next version of Windows Phone will in fact be Windows 10. It's going to be a very, very interesting 2015 for fans of the platform and we should learn a lot more about Microsoft's plans for the mobile port of Windows 10 next year. In the meantime, is this good news or bad news for Windows Phone users?
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Who needs a source when you have sense.
You guys are taking the name too literally.
Had one L520, just bought a L730. If they abandon my phones I will never buy a WP again.
I think it's a very good explanation, but in the meantime I think you went a little too far :P
Developers would want to make apps for windows because now they will not only be making that app for WP but PC and tablets too... Couldn't be more excited about anything :)
Just to clarify, the desktop UI (with the taskbar and start button etc) is NOT the "tile interface" (the live tiles on your phone's start screen). @hprvez
Let's not confuse people any more than they already are. Though I do understand your sarcasm lol.. I too, find it shocking that there are people that don't know the difference between a desktop UI and a tile interface, but at least put a /s at the end of your comment so some idiot doesn't take you seriously...
My phone is excited
if msft abandons 8.x, it wont be good for them. that's what's left for them, a measly 3% marketshare... they haven't even established something solid as what android/apple is now in the mobile landscape. it's still way behind. i just hope they won't do this move too soon.
In windows 10 mobile we need:
1-customisable vibration in capacitive buttons
2-customisable colors of capacitive buttons
3-split screen - half music and e.g. bottom half web browser
4-Option to preview background wallpaper before we enable it + customisation of its color
4.1-Option to change background wallpaper from not only the settings, but also from albums/SD card
5-Maybe not just square shapped tiles? For people who fear squares and are reluctant to buy a WP.
6-Better pinning of tiles to start - when we pin a tile to start, we are prompted to start, which is annoying if you jsut downloaded more apps and with each pinning you have to slide back to app list
7-More appealing people, phone and messaging app - color distinction
8-Bass adjustenment of music
9-Better sound options
9.1-Sound customisation for several apps, not for all e.g. the same volume for all apps is reduction of possibility.
10-Smarter Cortana - we do not want to touch the phone each time - I think you did this by now with W10.
11-More personal Cortana, at least by 2020 - Make it a real AI and not a plastic bottle with a womans voice, able to receive Web info via WIFI...
12-Capacitive button light level - bright/medium/low light
13-A better music app - more appealing
14-Synchronisation within at least 2 phones - in a way...I can´t even imagine this, give it a brilliant mind.
15-Region free use, updates, downloads without limitations or restrictions based on location.
16-3D like tiles (like in iOS8)
17-HARDWARE - scanner + projector of video files on wall, table etc with at least half-decent colors.
17.1 Projected keyboard on table/floor...
18-We want to be able to use a ringtone/sms sound from SD card and not just from the inbuilt phone storage
19-Wake up the phone with voice + voice recognition
20-In notification centre - e.g. WIFI - when we tap it, it truns on, when we tap it again, it brings us to the wifi menu. This is useless. The second tap should turn wifi off. To go to wifi menu, a 1second press should be enough - this goes for all notifications and action shortcuts
21-The back/previous button is also a bit annoying - Pressing it for 1s makes it open the current/recent openned apps, web and interface. Maybe imply some most used apps like music and IE (web) to action centre/notification centre while they are open. Make a swipe top, too, not just down
22-Music app with a software option to adjust the volume?
23-A 360 degree rotation of screen - would be probably useless if not adjusted for body position to text position - for those who lie on a bed on sides. The horizontal view in the phones horizontal/vertical position feels limiting.
24-Another annyoning thing is also when you listen to music with headphones. When you unplug the jack from phone, the music stops, ok, this is good. However, when you put the jack back, the music is off. We would appreciate if it would continue from the exact point it was interrupted. Android has this possibility, too. MUSIC APP is really bad: the adding of songs to the already playing ones + the exclusion of song while playing is really unpractical. Make an option alowing us to just tap a song to add it to the played and a swipe-to-exclude option like the swipe-away ability of background apps/interface/pages - best to right or left as in the VLC app for android, because to first select the songs and then exclude them is odd. Also, another bad thing about it is that the playlist has no option or possibility to reorder the songs. We cannot put e.g. second song infront of the first of after the third etc - this is...odd again.