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Windows 10 For Phones: New Features Like Multi-Window, Continuum, Microsoft Edge Browser, Android And More

International Business Times (AU) logoInternational Business Times (AU) 30-04-2015 Anvin VS

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The Microsoft Build Developers Conference 2015 began on April 2015 at San Francisco, California, U.S. Microsoft is very optimistic about its new Windows 10 OS. During the event the Redmond giant made several official announcements and one of them is that it wants one billion devices to be running on Windows 10 OS by the next two or three years.

Multiple-Window Feature

Through the Build 2015 event, Microsoft revealed the arrival of an exciting new feature of multi-window for Windows Phone 8.1 users. The Lumia 930 was shown supporting the new multi-window feature. The feature will be exclusively available for Windows Phone devices with 5-inch or higher display size, reports Windows Central citing the Spanish source Microsoft Insider.


The Microsoft Continuum for phones was showcased at the Build 2015 event. The feature allows a smartphone running on Windows 10 to metamorphose into a full-blow PC by connecting peripherals like external display, mouse and keyboard. By doing this, users will launch the large screen user interface of the Continuum app, reports Phone Arena.

Microsoft Edge Browser

The official name for the Project Spartan internet browser has been disclosed during the Build 2015 conference, states Microsoft News. The new browser will be called Microsoft Edge and it will support a slew of extensions on the desktop edition of Windows 10. It will even allow developers to bring the Chrome extensions on the Edge browser. Hence, there will be no need for developers to remake the extensions for the Microsoft Edge browser.

Support For Android Apps

Another major revelation that was made by Microsoft is that all the Windows Phone powered devices will allow support for Android apps through an exclusive Android sub-system. The WM Power User report through the Astoria technology from Microsoft, Android apps will be able to run on the Windows Phone platform without any modification. In other words, developers will not need to recompile the app to run it on the Windows Phone platform.

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