large image

Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Windows 10 to replace Windows Phone

Microsoft today announced that Windows 10 will replace Windows Phone as the mobile operating system for smartphones running the Windows.

Speaking at a press conference for the announcement of Windows 10 – Microsoft’s next operating system – a Microsoft representative answered “Yes” to the question “Is Windows 10 the next version of the phone operating system too?”.
Joe Belfiore, Corporate Vice President, Operating Systems Group at Microsoft, explained further “We’re trying to blend the experience across PCs, tablets. The best way to think of it, it will be a natural step forward from the Windows 8.1 model.” However the mobile version of Windows 10 will not have a desktop mode.

He thinks this is the right approach to take. “Part of the reason we organized it the way we did, is that there will be champions of every device type. It was intentional to put together the PC, tablet, phone. Similar capabilities, but at the end they differ.”

How will this affect current Windows Phone owners? We’re not quite sure yet but on the plus side Microsoft claim that all Windows Phone apps will work on Windows 10.

Other big news from today’s press conference includes the welcome return of the Start Menu to Windows 10  and that the next version of Windows will skip a number and be called Windows 10 and not Windows 9 as many expected.

Windows 10 will be released in the second half of 2015. 

Watch the video introducing Microsoft Windows 10:

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2004, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have millions of users a month from around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.