Web Payments; Microsoft Edge, Windows Update improvements and more coming to Windows 10 Mobile in 2017

Email Twitter: @denaxin Dec 31st, 2016 inNews

Windows 10 Mobile may not have been the focus of the Creators Update like Microsoft promised, but it definitely will have some new features coming in 2017.

MSPowerUser reports that the mobil version of Microsoft’s operating system will soon see some improvements and new features in various areas.

Microsoft Edge will see some unification with the PC version, which often is criticised for being vastly different than its mobile brother; featuring the new Web Payments API as well as an improved Hub which reassembles the PC version.

The Settings app is also getting an update bringing it closer to the desktop version of Windows 10, with a new Bluetooth menu as well as many other pages reorganised and revamped, similarly to how we saw the leaked build 14997.

The pages inside the app have been reordered and moved to different sections of the app for easier understanding and less confusion for users. This is a welcome change as many users have critiqued the app for being┬áconfusing and much less transparent than the older Control Panel in Windows 7, meanwhile, the feedback on the mobile version was very good because of Windows Phone’s poor settings management.

The recently leaked View 3D app now has a place by default in the app list. It’s pre-installed when installing the build and can be easily used to view 3D models without any additional software. With Microsoft’s focus on 3D in the Creators Update, this is an expected but welcome addition.

Of course, none of these have been confirmed by Microsoft as yet and no verifiable source for the screenshots has been provided. Nonetheless, we do hope this will happen in early 2017 to please Windows 10 Mobile users.

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