Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Windows 10 For Mobile Available to Testers, Shows Promise But Still Buggy
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has been able to expand the audience for its Windows 10 mobile OS. The company had, in February, invited testers for the OS, but the tests were limited to certain mobile devices, but now more people can hop in and get an early feel of Windows 10 for mobile.
Windows 10 is Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s bet to turn around its OS business, following glitches with Windows 8.1, which also saw the company skipping the Windows 9 release. Analysts have pointed out that Microsoft sought to put a distance between the disastrous Windows 8 and Windows 10, as a way of breaking from the past.
Available on more devices
The latest Windows 10 mobile test rollout is available on any recent Nokia or Microsoft Lumia phone with the exception of 930 or Icon. The rollout was initially hit with glitches, such as server errors that prevented most people from downloading the software, but Microsoft was able to fix the back-end issues fast enough to allow for smooth testing.
Windows 10 for mobile still features show shortfalls, which can be expected given that the software is still under development. Some of the challenges inherent in the trial version of Windows 10 mobile include application errors and multiple crashes. The software also suffers spontaneous reboots, alongside display glitches. Unlike Windows 10 mobile versions, the desktop software is fairly smooth for everyday use.
Despite the troubles and multiple errors of Windows 10 mobile, the software has some great rendering, including the Project Spartan browser that will ship alongside Internet Explorer. The new Reading View is also a wonderful feature as it deals with the unnecessary page obstructions to ensure easy article reading on a Web page.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has also reorganized some features in Windows 10 mobile, such as the Settings app and Notifications screen. There are a number of improvements that go a long way into making the software a desirable update to have on your device.
Rough around the edges
Although users have been impressed with features, testing has been characterized by bugs and flaws. Users have reported experiencing multiple crashes, application errors, spontaneous reboots and a ton of display glitches. While Microsoft will obviously fix those issues, this shows that there is still quite a bit of work to be done.
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