Recently, Microsoft held a press conference in San Francisco, officially released a Windows 10 Consumer Preview mentioning Win 10 system will unify multiple platforms, PC, mobile phones, Xbox, etc. On the Start menu has a number of changes to the operations center.
Microsoft also announced at the press conference after the release of Windows 10 in the first year, regarding all Windows 8.1 device can be upgraded to Windows 10. The new consumer preview version of Windows 10 PC version will be launched in January, the first upgrade for subscribers while the phone version will be in February.
The new Start menu
Win 10’s Start menu had a greater change in the original interface magnets magnetic stickers on the concept of a significant adjustment. Its new tile interface began to support vertical scrolling, and user can use the Start button to exhale all the applications menu. You can also adjust the size down to same size just like in Win7. Operations center in Win10 will act as a notification center, in addition to push notifications, there are WiFi, Bluetooth, screen brightness, set, flight mode, location, VPN and other fast operation options.
Cortana voice assistant
Microsoft’s important voice assistant Cotana will also be there in Windows10. Windows10’s Cotana is just at the taskbar, you can always start the search. Just say, “Hey, Cotana”. Cotana’s addition to voice assistant is equivalent to speech Windows operating modes. You can say to open the “Task Manager”, or “show in September of photos.” Cortana also search application which is not installed, then you will be directed to the app store. For application which has been installed, then you can start to use it directly. Cortana service for beta users will be released in the next few months.
Built the new Xbox Win10 application
Windows10 will also bring unified Xbox experience. First Xbox application on the PC. Inside My game will show the user all recently played games, and applications are also included in the buddy list, game achievements, video and other functions. Basic functions, Xbox application also has screenshots, 30 seconds of video clips, video clips can be shared directly to Xbox Live.
Microsoft said, Win 10 gaming performance is very powerful, the new DirectX 12 API allows developers to better control the CPU and GPU, and can provide performance compared to 50 times now improved.
About social aspect of the game, the current Win10 is manage to support multi-player login, PC and Xbox One end players can play the game together, and also enable cross-platform game to load fast.
Spartan (Sparta) browser
This is Microsoft’s next-generation browser, its style is similar to Chrome and Firefox, while supporting Cortana speech recognition. Cortana search interface is located on the Windows 10, and can respond to text and voice commands.
Users can use simple voice, such as “Favorites”, “set this page as your home,” “Go to Facebook” like control. In addition, Spartan also supports “a key” to run different browsers. Users can be divided into four windows on the same page, the browser will use four different ways to display Web pages and online applications. Furthermore, Spartan browser also added a new “notes mode” and reading mode. “Beta users within 3,4,5 months will be able to experience these features.
Windows7 equipment free upgrade
Users are most concerned about the answer on free upgrade. Given Microsoft Windows 10 release after the first year, all Windows 8.1 device can enjoy a free upgrade to Windows 10. Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 7 users in the first year can have a free upgrade to Windows 10! All upgrades to Windows10, Microsoft will provide support for a permanent life cycle.
PC version of Windows 10 can upgrade the phone on February
The new consumer preview version of Windows 10 PC version will be launched next week, the first upgrade for subscribers, the phone will end in February. The first beta version of Windows 10 will include 25 language versions, but does not explain 25 languages are included Chinese version. Like the early adopters of friends can be considered interest and download the upgrade in the first time trial.