MICROSOFT SURPRISE EVENT RUMORS SPREADING TWO NEW LUMIA PHONES
ZDNet is ideally reporting that a big Microsoft event could be coming in November,2015 with lots of magnificent hardware announcements. In addition to new Surface tablets, two Lumia phones could be unveiled.These are assumed to be two Windows 10 Mobile phones: The CityMan and TalkMan.
Microsoft’s latest Windows Phone Surprise Event
As it was promised by Microsoft, they have started rolling out the second build of the Windows 10 for mobile phones. The product is coming out to Windows insider users and as it was expected, it comes with an early version of the new Spartan browser for mobile phones. It is said that it supports all Lumia phones but not Lumia Icon. Other non- supporting phones include 930 and 640XL. Microsoft through its blog post tries to explain this bug as a scaling problem. The blog explains that the scaling issue on certain devices makes the UI too small to be usable and that they will add code to support new scaling thresholds for these devices.
Regarding the Microsoft phones manufactured by OEMs, they are also excluded from the supported devices list. On the bright side, the early version of Project Spartan (which uses new rendering engine and claims to give greater interoperability with the modern mobile web) is now a part of the package. Besides this, early version of Reading list and Reading view are now made available. Internet Explorer (IE11) still remains the default browser and Spartan exists as a separate browser for now.
Outlook Mail and Outlook Calendar are a part of the package and can be seen as the new built in mail and calendar universal apps for Windows 10. These applications aim to give the users a refreshing experience of the new user interface (UI). Switching between these two apps is now very smooth. It comes with toggle to freely move between email and calendar without the need to returning to the Start screen. The Outlook Mail features customisable swipe gestures along with new email authorising experience. You will find many functions of MS Word being imbibed in Outlook Mail. It will support formatting like inserting tables, adding pictures, using bullets and much more.
New visual designs have been given to the new Phone and Messaging apps. The revived universal People app also gets a new visual design. It will continue to give the comprehensive list of all the contacts across various services one uses such as Outlook. Gmail, Facebook etc.
The company has also displayed the first preview of the new Maps app. The company claims to have included the best maps with aerial imagery and very rich local data. It promises a better voice guided navigation experience as they integrate Bing and HERE maps for the first time into a single app exclusively for Windows.