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Microsoft: Windows 10 for phones will be available after PC release

by Brandon Russell | April 30, 2015April 30, 2015 4:40 pm PDT

It’s going to be a busy summer for Microsoft. Not only are we expecting new devices from the Redmond-based company, but the arrival of Windows 10, which is being billed as Microsoft’s exciting return to form in the software space. Unfortunately, users hoping to use Windows 10 on their phone in a few months will be sorely disappointed.

Speaking at Microsoft’s Build conference on Thursday, via The Verge, Joe Belfiore said the company is focusing more heavily on the release of Windows 10 for desktops, with a mobile release to follow later in the year.

“We’re adapting the phone experiences later than we’re adding the PC experiences,” Belfiore said.

The staggered release will actually filter down to Microsoft’s entire device portfolio, from the HoloLens, to the Xbox One.

Based on what we’ve seen in demonstrations and in our own early testing, Windows 10 is shaping up to be Microsoft’s best ever release; among the improvements, Windows 10 will include its new Edge browser, deep Cortana integration, and, best of all, the return of the Start menu.

In addition to a staggered Windows 10 release, some features, such as extension support in its Edge browser, won’t be available right at launch, according to Belfiore.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...