Microsoft Continuum for Phones, turns any display into a Windows 10 PC

Microsoft Continuum for Phones, turns any display into a Windows 10 PC

Along with Microsoft Edge, Microsoft has also announced Continuum for Phones, a feature that allows Windows 10 phones to function like a Windows 10 desktop PC on any external display.

What Continuum does is it allows a Windows 10 smartphone to connect to any external display and make it behave like a Windows 10 desktop PC. On that display you will be navigating very familiar interface which includes the Start Menu with tiles. From there you can use a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse to control the interface and run apps from your phone like MS Office and Outlook mail client while maintaining full functionality of your phone.


“With Continuum for phones, we believe that any screen can be your PC,” said Joe Belfiore, Corporate Vice President, Operating Systems Group at Microsoft. “Imagine the effect this can have on mobile first countries where individuals can be as productive with the phone that they’re buying if they can’t buy a full PC.”

Belfiore points out though that Continuum for Phones requires new hardware so existing Windows Phone devices sit this one out.

source: Microsoft

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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8 Responses

  1. emman says:

    even if the actual result would be just half-of-a-desktop-pc, it is, still a winner compared to what iOS and android can offer thus far.

    fingers crossed.

  2. bern says:

    a lot of new features in windows 10, nice Microsoft.

    Good job!

  3. nameless says:

    Stolen IDEA from UBUNTU phone!

    • mj says:

      yeah, Apple stole the notification shade from Android. and then both copy interfaces from each other, Android and iOS resembles. both of the new interfaces of the operating system inspired from Microsoft’s Metro/Modern look. who cares anymore?

  4. microshit says:

    Hahaha..magnanakaw talaga microsoft hahaha

    • heckyourbullshit says:

      Tell that to apple with their ipad, and android for tablets

    • heckyourbullshit says:

      Almost everything in this world is copied, it’s a matter of choice, and whether the move is smart. Was the other product known?, not. So Microsoft took advantage, it’s business, and is there even a copyright for them not to do it.

  5. Zobel says:

    They all stole from Star Trek. Anyhoo, I’ve been harping about the impending death of the PC industry for some time now. Looks like I’ll have to contribute to Darth Vader’s company’s income since I’ve been waiting for something like this for a long time. More mercury for Africa’s children! lelz

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