In the latest Windows 10 conference, Joe Belfiore from Microsoft showed off a completely different version of the upcoming Windows 10. This version of the Windows 10 is specifically designed for the laptop-tablet, or some might say the notebook-tablet hybrid PCs, which they call as the “Continnum”.
Windows 10 ‘Continnum’ Is For Laptop-Tablet Hybrid Devices
No, this is nothing like from Back To The Future movie, or anything designed by Tony Stark with hologram screens that will create a movable and scanable area just for you from anywhere. It is just another version of it that enables the user to easily switch between their desktop and this hybrid. The experience has been made as similar as possible to the desktop experience.
To put the things in simpler terms, consider that you have a Surface Pro 3 with a keyboard attached to it. The UI in the Windows 10 will then transition into the desktop mode and will work exactly as a normal desktop does. But once you detach that keyboard from the Surface Pro, the Windows will then transition into just the touchscreen mode, or the tablet mode. Once in this mode, all the apps that were running in the desktop mode are replaced with the Modern apps and will now take the entire screen, just like what happens in a Windows tablet.
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The Windows 10 ‘Continnum’ will not be a part of the Technical Preview release, as we’ve already seen. But when the Windows 10 releases, we expect the Continnum too, be released at the same time.