Microsoft just announced some MAJOR changes coming to Windows 10

  • Microsoft just announced some MAJOR changes coming to Windows 10

Microsoft just announced some MAJOR changes coming to Windows 10

At Microsoft's 2016 Build Developer Conference today, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer discussed Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and how it fits into the Xbox architecture. With the Xbox Dev Mode also being a part of the update, every Xbox One can be converted into a developer kit.

Download the Gadgets 360 app for Android and iOS to stay up to date with the latest tech news, product reviews, and exclusive deals on the popular mobiles. Speaking of Microsoft's "more personal computing vision", Nadella said Windows 10 "is off to an unbelievable start" with over 270 million active devices, outpacing Windows 7 by 145 percent.

The anniversary update promises to bring together the best of the Xbox Store with the best of the Windows Store to create a single unified store across devices.

While Hulu already offers a native app for the Xbox One, the Windows 10 version is more powerful, with support for playing videos through "Hey Cortana" voice commands. We believe that Microsoft introduced all these features to attract more developers to Windows 10, and since some of these abilities indeed seem wonderful, we hope that the company will finally succeed.

And finally, the last segment of this huge SDK are tools for bringing apps and games from other platforms to Windows 10.

Another featured a blind Microsoft engineer who helped design technology that allows him to take photos with a pair of smart glasses.

Microsoft is preparing a new feature for Windows 10 that will let Android phone users view their notifications and respond to text messages right from the desktop, reports The Verge. With the Cortana app, Microsoft is connecting these capabilities, provided you sign in to both devices with your Microsoft account.

The incoming update, announced at the end of Day 2 of Microsoft's Build conference, will enable PC users to read, act upon and dismiss alerts from their Google-powered smartphones.