Windows 10: The big changes headed your way in 2017
Microsoft’s Windows 10 is going to make major changes in the coming year.
There have been many vows of what Microsoft will do to Win10, while some have come about and some are yet to appear.
Windows 10 is continually changing with new things being added all the time to fulfill Microsoft’s idea of it being an OS with an intelligent assistant at its core that can run anywhere and syncs with the cloud.
In 2017 it will go through major changes and will pop up on several forms of equipment. Watch for these things to happen.
1. Windows 10 phones will edge closer to replacing desktop PCs
Microsoft claims that Win10 on phones will be more robust it will be like having a complete PC in your pocket due to the new Continuum OS.
There are phones like the Lumia 950 that can be attached to a mouse, keyboard and monitor , but for a pocket PC this is not practical.
However Continuum OS will be able to run classic windows software on your phone.
With the ability of a wireless connection you will be able to connect to a docking station, with the phone in your pocket and have the support of more PC features, like running more than one Window side by side and all the other features of a full PC. With the ability to customize the Windows Start screen on the phone display and on a PC monitor.
2. Running classic Windows software on your phone
In 2017 Microsoft will be updating Wn10 to run traditional desktops apps on your phone and not like the failed ARM-based Surface tablets that could only run a few Windows Store apps.
With the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, the same chipset in the Samsung Galaxy S8 you will be able to run Win32 apps using emulation, necessary to run this x86 software on its ARM-based hardware. Microsoft has tested Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word and the game World of Tanks Blitz and they have run well.
If this were the case businesses would find this very useful.
3. Low-cost Windows 10 PCs with all-day battery life
Being able to run Win10 on a phone may follow with more affordable PC’s that have longer battery life.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset that uses 25% less power that has a faster charging support called Quick Charge 4.0 which will be out this year with Win10 PC’s.
4. Return of OneDrive placeholders
5. Windows 10 Cloud
6. Windows 10 Cloudbook
7. Longer battery life
8. Capture 3D scanning
9. Project Neon
11. Tabbed Shell
12. New Windows 10 wearables — but for biz
13. New augmented- and virtual-reality headsets
14. Decent offline web apps come to Edge
15. Desktop apps come to the web
16. Easy communication with friends and family
17. Better Gmail support
18. Home Hub
19. Cortana challenges Amazon Echo
20. Less troublesome virtual machines
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