The Best New Windows 10 Phone Features In Six GIFs

The Best New Windows 10 Phone Features in 6 GIFs

The Windows 10 preview for laptops has been out for a while, but the beta version of the new Microsoft operating system only came to (a few, select) phones yesterday. The update is super limited, so it's far from Windows 10 for phones in full. But! There's some cool stuff in there. Here's that stuff in GIF form:

You can now swipe away single notifications! Unlike Windows Phone 8.1, a huge gripe of mine:

The Best New Windows 10 Phone Features in 6 GIFs

The settings drawer is expandable, hiding extra toggles:

The Best New Windows 10 Phone Features in 6 GIFs

There's an infinitely handy little nub you can use to move your cursor around in text instead of tapping with fat fingers. I want this on all phones please:

The Best New Windows 10 Phone Features in 6 GIFs

A whooooole new, easier to read settings menu:

The Best New Windows 10 Phone Features in 6 GIFs

Tiles can get FREAKING HUGE now:

The Best New Windows 10 Phone Features in 6 GIFs

And actionable notifications. Text back right from the top bar:

The Best New Windows 10 Phone Features in 6 GIFs

And that's just the beginning. Really, the most important part of Windows 10 on phones will be the universal apps, Windows desktop apps that will also travel over to the smaller screens in your life. It will be a while before we start seeing those pop up though. In the meantime, these little improvements are a good teaser. Yep, Windows Phones are still (slowly) getting better.


Comments

    Wow seems like Windows is actually catching up. All it needs now is better apps and id really consider one.

    I'm already happy with my WP, these refinements will be a welcome addition.
    That little nub... Gold!
    Personally, I have found more apps than I need & have never considered them to be of poor quality.
    Keep up the good work MS. Look forward to your future updates.

    Good to see MS catching up, but they need to work faster to get these basic expected pieces of functionality out to the masses. I will probably consider a Windows Phone in the future (perhaps 2 years).

    Catching up? I haven't seen the nub or toggle quick settings, nor the message via notification bar in Android. Probably because I have a Sony Z3 now (can't unlock/root because of camera DRM). It does need developers getting over themselves and developing/porting apps for Windows.

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