Microsoft's January Event: Mobile Surprises
Today's Windows event was an important step forward for mobile tech as well as desktop owners, and while the event was pretty straightforward, you might be wondering what's in it for you as a consumer. Read on, dearest tech enthusiast, for a look into what you can take away from Microsoft's announcements today in the mobile field. Cortana users, you're going to like it!
Windows 10 is coming to phones as well as desktops
If you're a Windows Phone user and a big fan of Windows, you'll be happy to know that Microsoft has your number. There's a build of Windows 10 that's meant to work for devices smaller than 8 inches, which opens up a world of opportunities for users. Microsoft has spent a lot of time ensuring fans that this isn't just another iteration of Windows Phone, but fully-fledged Windows on your phone, with notifications that you can sync between your home PC and phone, Skype integration, and other similar programs that should in theory work well with the mobile OS. Time will tell how good it actually is, but this is interesting news regardless.
Augmented reality is coming
Microsoft's HoloLens announcement is rather shocking, but an interesting development no less. Whether or not it'll be able to be used with mobile tech has yet to be revealed, but Microsoft's long-awaited foray into virtual reality is an interesting move that could spell out intriguing developments for the mobile tech realm.
PowerPoint presentations from your phone
Microsoft made a show of all of its devices working together, much like Apple's push with Continuity, and this was demonstrated most recently with PowerPoint, where Microsoft ran a presentation from a phone, highlighting the fact that you can print from mobile and run the show itself from your device. With touch and swipe controls, this sure beats out sitting at your laptop or desktop with an overhead projector or hooking up to a device to get the presentation underway!
We'll bring you additional details as they come our way. Which parts of the event were your favorite on the mobile end?