Microsoft is rolling out the Windows 10 Technical preview for phones this month. But before that happens, leaked screenshots of how the interface has changed have already started surfacing. Chinese site ITHome released a few screenshots giving us a fair idea of what new iterations are coming with the new smartphone OS. Also Read - Windows 11 Sun Valley teased officially with YouTube video ahead of June 24 revealAlso Read - Windows 10 gets an expiry date: Know how long you can use it before Windows 11 is necessity
The new screenshots reveal a separate audio recording app which was previously absent, and an altered interface design to replicate the tablet and desktop version. The Alarm app has been updated to match the universal Windows 10 app, while voice input can now be seen on top of the keyboard app, instead of the bottom. Also Read - E3 2021: What is it, entire schedule, how to watch livestream for free, what to expect
Twitter user Kiran Kanade leaked additional screenshots yesterday showcasing an expanded notification panel, an improved Settings menu, and a photo showing the Windows 10 update install alert, with an apt quote from Russel Wilson, “Every setback has a major comeback.”
Just a few days ago, Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9926 for tablets and desktops was rolled out to Windows Insider participants. The latest build features the digital voice assistant service Cortana, an improved Start menu, a new Settings app, and improved wireless connectivity options. Users also get new Photos and Maps applications, as well as improved Xbox app and Windows Store beta.
Yesterday, Microsoft also released the touch-friendly suite of Office apps for Windows 10 Technical Preview. These apps include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and are optimized for mobiles, tablets and desktops. As mentioned above, the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones will be rolled out sometime this month.