Sunday, November 22, 2015

Windows 10 Mobile and Continuum

Continuum with regard to Windows mobile devices is a mode of working where you can use the Windows 10 phone to connect to a larger display; connect to a keyboard etc. Windows 10 PCs like the Surface Pro and Surface Book already have this- you can detach the keyboard and use it as a tablet.

For Windows 10 Desktop (Build 10240) you already have this feature by changing your settings to Tablet Mode.

For mobile devices Continuum features are supported if you buy a Continuum Display Dock.

 With this docking device you can extend the way you interact with phone using an external monitor; key board or mouse. You can also have scaled up office apps. This will not take away your phone capabilities. The Continuum Display Dock (rumored to cost $99) should be available soon (?).
Presently Microsoft's new phones Lumia 950 and 950XL are the only ones that can use this feature however since it is supposed to connect via Miracast as well, it is just possible that Nokia Icon may be able to use it as well.

However if you are a developer and using Windows 10 Developer Preview then the Windows 10 build should be 10586 as it is on my Nokia Icon. Personally I do not like 'dock' of any sort with wires hanging. In fact many others may feel the same way.

More here.

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