5 Differences Between Windows Phone 10 And Windows Phone 8.1

5 Differences Between Windows Phone 10 And Windows Phone 8.1In October 2010, Microsoft launched Windows Phone 7 which showcased features such as: Internet Explorer 9, multi-tasking of third party apps, Twitter integration, Windows Live and Skydrive access. The previous release was the Windows Phone 8.1, which offers the new Live Tiles and is currently being offered on the existing Nokia Lumia series.

In the mid of 2015 Microsoft announced the latest version of its mobile software i.e Windows Phone 10, so now it is the time to compare Windows Phone 10 and Windows Phone 8.1 together.

1- Windows Phone 10 And Windows Phone 8.1 – Unified User Experience

Windows Phone 10 And Windows Phone 8.1 - Unified User ExperienceWindows 10 enables one app to run on every Windows 10 mobile device in your pocket, the tablet or laptop in your bag, the PC on your desk, and the Xbox console in your living room. Microsoft has tried to merge the Windows platforms which was all absent in Windows Phone 8.1.

Various features like Action Center, the notifications drop-down and Windows’ “brain” which were introduced in Windows 8.1, will now sync in with the desktop version of Windows 10. So now you can find all your new emails, invites, messages and so on. The same has been incorporated in the messaging apps too, allowing you to chat through your Smartphone’s even while working with your Laptop, without any third party app!

2- Windows Phone 10 And Windows Phone 8.1 – Home Screen

Windows Phone 10 And Windows Phone 8.1 - Home ScreenWindows phone users had the option to change the color of their Live Tiles in previous version of Windows Phone i.e Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone  8.1 but they couldn’t  change their background as it was regarded as problem for many users.

Now Microsoft has made personalization a big deal in Windows 10, as oppose to Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8.1. In Windows 10, Microsoft put the background across the whole home screen with the Live Tiles sitting on top as transparent. Now you can also assign a background that works just like the backgrounds on iPhone and Android.

3- Windows Phone 10 And Windows Phone 8.1 – New And Improved Apps

Windows Phone 10 And Windows Phone 8.1 - New And Improved AppsWhenever a new operating system or an updated version is being discharged, the first thing all users anticipate is that they will see some new applications and redesigns on their phone. So in Windows 10, Microsoft has came with an advanced camera app which has replaced Nokia Camera app it means that you won’t have to juggle between camera apps anymore.

Microsoft has also made changes in Photo apps by making it universal for both Windows Phone and Desktop. A menu button now holds easy to find options for managing Albums, Folders and Settings for the app. The new app will also group your photos by Collections, allowing you share your albums with family and friends. Microsoft has also made changes in Setting Apps, Microsoft has divided settings into different screens based on their function. This is as good as compared to Windows Phone 8.1 because it showed giant lists.

4- Windows Phone 10 And Windows Phone 8.1 – Action Center

Windows Phone 10 And Windows Phone 8.1 - Action CenterIn Windows 10 phone, Microsoft has also made changes in Notifications bar. The Action Center hasn’t got much of a visual update but does have some improvements. Users can swipe away individual notifications and expand specific notifications too. Now a user can also dismiss the alarm and even reply to messages within the notifications. This major changes in Action Center have made notifications interactive.

5- Windows Phone 10 And Windows Phone 8.1- Cortana

Windows Phone 10 And Windows Phone 8.1- CortanaAnd of course, let’s not forget Cortana, the company’s virtual assistant with a surprisingly high sense of humor, who can now search things for the user, following his voice commands. Windows 10. A User can interact with Cortana by just typing her name in search box located on a desktop or task bar. It will deliver helpful information of which you are searching for and it will also provide helpful suggestion about a particular app. It can also translate documents into 25 different languages.

So this new and improved features have been introduced in Windows 10 phones and will definitely attract users and also give an enhanced experience to the current Windows Phone 8.1 users!

 
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Ahsan Tariq

Ahsan Tariq

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