Got A Windows Phone? This Is What Windows 10 Might Look Like On Your Handset In The Near Future
Windows Phone doesn’t get a ton of love, sitting somewhere in the single-digit range for market share as it does. That doesn’t mean that Windows Phone users won’t get some love, though, and it looks like we might have gotten a look at what Windows Phone is going to look like in a few months after an update or two.
The news comes to us by way of GSMArena, which got ahold of some pictures that are purported screenshots of Windows 10 for Phone. Windows 10, of course, is the update that Microsoft is preparing for a range of devices, including PCs and tablets. It’s been a bit quiet of late, though, concerning what exactly Microsoft has in store for handsets running its operating system.
From the looks of it, Windows Phone users are in store for a translucent tile option, one that will allow them to get a better view of whatever background they’ve chosen to put on their phones. It also looks like Microsoft has switched up the settings menu, allowing users better options for navigating that menu. There also appears to be a new display energy saving mode, an option that would allow for better battery life by lowering the power consumption of the most power-hungry aspect of modern smartphones.
It’s uncertain, of course, whether these are actual Windows Phone 10 images, but it’s entirely possible that they are. That’s because Microsoft will likely unveil Windows Phone 10 in a few days alongside Windows 10. The software giant has a media event planned for January 21, and tech observers are expecting to get a look at the future of Windows on phones, tablets, hybrids, notebooks, and desktop PCs.
What else can you expect for the future of Windows Phone? Well, Microsoft looks to be continuing its push to unify its operating system across devices, and that means Windows Phone will eventually be subsumed into the larger Windows ecosystem. That means you’ll probably be able to run multiple apps and programs in some form or another on a PC, Xbox One, and Windows Phone devices. Just what that means – or why you’d want to run a PC app on a smartphone and vice versa – remains to be seen.