Microsoft confirms Continuum for Windows 10 for Phones requires new hardware

Windows 10 logoSince Microsoft announced Continuum for PC and Phones, things were a bit unclear about its compatibility with current devices.

Although the company's program manager Gino Sega initially stated that new hardware is not needed for Continuum for Phones, it looks like there was a bit of confusion in his statement.

Unfortunately, things aren't that great as we initially thought. Both Joe Belfiore and Gabriel Aul recently cleared things up and said that, while Continuum for PC would work on any touch-enabled device, Continuum for phones would require new hardware.

This means that we can't tell for sure whether or not current Lumia smartphones will support Continuum for Phones, or at least how many of them will be compatible with the new application.

Continuum is already available on PC through Windows 10 Technical Preview, but it's not yet available in phones. However, Microsoft plans to add Continuum for Phones in one of the future Windows 10 for Phones Technical Preview builds.

Microsoft confirms Continuum for Windows 10 for Phones requires new hardware

With Continuum for Phones, users will be able to connect any smartphone to a PC and run the same applications that are installed on the handsets on a larger screen.

The new feature is possible through the use of Universal apps, which means that while working with an app using the mouse and keyboard, all changes should be made on the smartphone as well when it's connected to the PC with a USB cable.

Since Continuum for Phones is still a work in progress, the number of new features the application will introduce is unknown for the moment.

Continuum will be first available on PC because Windows 10 will be launched this summer. According to Microsoft, Windows 10 will arrive on phones in fall, but the first devices will probably be launched slightly later.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: Microsoft, OSes, smartphones, Windows 10

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