New for Windows 10: Cortana, Spartan, an updated Xbox app and something else
Next week Microsoft will release a new test version of Windows 10, which will include some of the presented at today’s event the new features. It has become clear that the platform will work not only on computers and tablets, but on phones and unified software will give developers the ability to easily reach each user regardless of what device they use.
Demonstrated today functions are part of the total that will offer a platform, but many of the new features are still in development and is scheduled for final release which is expected in the fall. Moreover, it is shown the change will not be available all at once in the new test version and will be added gradually in the coming months. New edition preview will be available to download next week.
The operating system includes a new action center, which serves to quickly enable or disable different functions and collect notifications from various applications. Interestingly, the notifications are synchronized between devices, so if you hide the notification on the computer it will disappear and your phone (or tablet) with Windows 10.
Completely new is the Continuum function which will be useful for users of hybrid devices, because it optimizes the interface depending on the way operate the device as a tablet or as a laptop.
As already known, the company added the virtual assistant Cortana in Windows 10, but at the same time, has greatly improved its capabilities. Function able to do more and engage in more natural conversation with the user. Moreover, cortana will be available in the new browser, codenamed Spartan. In this case it is used to display relevant user information directly in the field to enter the address.
Spartan will be a completely new app to navigate the Internet with the new engine, which supports all the latest web technologies. In addition to the minimalist user interface, it is equipped with additional functions, which we have already mentioned, the option to annotate web pages and the ability to share them with other users; mode, which formats the text on the page in a readable view, and syncing saved links between the different devices.
The new Xbox app
There is good news for gamers. The new Xbox app for Windows 10 comes with a Game DVR function that allows you to record video in games and share the recordings with friends. The app also gives access to the contacts list in the Xbox and the ability to communicate with them and analyze their activities.
Included is a and service that allows you to wirelessly transfer picture from the Xbox One games on the screens of computers and tablets with Windows 10, with to manage the games will be using connected to a PC or tablet controller. Possible and multiplayer between Windows 10 and Xbox One.