With Windows 10 already arriving on your desktop and Xbox, it is almost finally time for Microsoft’s newest operating system to show up on phones. The first new phones running the final version of Windows 10 Mobile are going on sale this week, with AT&T opening orders today for the Lumia 950, and the Microsoft Store selling out its first batch of the Lumia 950XL (pre-orders are back open with a new December 11 ship date). Gabe Aul will also soon be releasing the final Windows 10 Mobile build, possibly build 10586.11, to make its way to insiders as part of the final preparations for the eventual OTA (over the air) upgrade for many (but not all) Lumias running Windows Phone 8.1.
But before Windows 10 is released on new phones or through an upgrade to older ones, Microsoft unveiled today a new Get Started with Windows 10 Mobile website. The page details the many new features of Windows 10 Mobile that Windows Insiders have had a chance to get their hands on with preview builds for the past months. And the new website’s list of features for Windows 10 Mobile is extensive; covering all the basics for getting Windows 10 Mobile up and running.
The page starts with three videos to showcase some of the biggest new features in the latest mobile operating system. There is one for getting to know Windows 10 Mobile highlighting customization features, email through Outlook, and Microsoft’s personal digital assistant Cortana. There is also a short video introducing Continuum for phones where your mobile becomes a mouse and keyboard PC, and another video demonstrating features for Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 Mobile. The video for Edge highlights how the browser syncs with things like your favorites list from your desktop PC and how reading view removes distractions from webpages when you want to dive into an article.
The webpage goes on with multiple tips and help pages for how to use other new features like Windows Hello to sign in with an iris scanner, reply to text messages from the Action Center and personalize your phone with custom backgrounds and transparent Live Tiles.
You can check out Microsoft’s entire guide for getting started with Windows 10 Mobile here and be sure to stay tuned to WinBeta for more of our quick and easy how tos and tips for getting the most of Windows 10 Mobile, once it is finally released.Further reading: Microsoft, Windows 10 Mobile