I don't know if it qualifies as true "VR" but the only device that excites me right now is the Hololens. As a photographer, I would LOVE to let customers see their photos hanging on their wall in huge sizes as they walk around.
osu9400: I'm an IT manager at a large company. The most exciting thing about Win10 is that it is one operating system that run on many platforms (phones/laptops/desktop/tablets/xbox/watches/IoT/etc). This will allow developers to truly write an app once and have it run on all these devices. This has long been the dream of computer science. As a consumer you won't have to buy an app for each device - the app you own will run cross platform and become responsive to your screen size. Think of how some websites have desktop and mobile versions. This is the idea for apps. As an example, if this works, I'll be able to replace $40,000 Cisco teleconf units (that users hate) with an XboxOne running a Skype for Business app!
About the phone, if you read the rumors, Microsoft will release a premium phone under the Surface brand late this year or early next. I think it will be Intel based and not a traditional mobile chipset.
Microsoft is not new to having the same operating system run on multiple architectures. They did it in the early days of NT. NT Server and Workstation ran on Intel, DEC Alpha, MIPS and even IBM's PowerPC. It was the same OS compiled for different architectures. Intel was RISC and PowerPC was CISC --yet, it was the same OS.
ccbelcher: How does it compare to the Lumia 1020? If it has the same IS, that is a plus. The 1020's 42mp resolution allowed for great stabilized zooms in video mode, though for some reason the camera app would not allow a refocus while recording -- it was either full auto or set the focus before recording.
No one seems to be reproducing the high megapixel count of that camera, is it that the consensus is to oversample for better low light and general performance rather than squeeze out every possible pixel?
The OIS is actually better than the 1020. Plus, it now has digital IS for video.
I'm not certain the lowlight capability is as good as the 1020, but it is still good.
sh10453: Looks like a good product, in general.If Microsoft really wants to penetrate the smart phone market, and to have a "plus" over the rest, they need to make this phone (or a replacement one) a dual-boot, Windows 10 and Android (of course not simultaneously).Windows lovers will love Windows 10 and its apps (such as MS Office), and Android lovers will of course boot to Android.Problem solved.Otherwise, Windows phone is not going anywhere. Not many third party developers are jumping on its bandwagon.
Just a humble opinion.
Personally, I use a Windows phone, and an Android tablet. Happy with both.
@supeyugin1 can't tell if this was sarcasm, but comparing Google docs to 'real' office is a bit ludicrous. Whether you're using Office 2016 or the web version they are significantly more mature than gmail and its band of clunky brethren. Throw end the back end of Office 365 and you have a complete datacenter in the cloud for a few bucks a month. We just moved 10,000 users to 365.
@Petrogel Did you miss the point where I said there is a fork for the different target architectures. Those forks occur after all the common coding is done.
If you're comparing plugging an android into a monitor to this, then you are missing the point about continuum and universal responsive apps. You should really check it out, it's a great idea and what other operating systems will eventually implement.
datiswous: Wow, that phone looks ugly.. Did they fire some people in the Lumia design department? I mean I think my Lumia 735 looks great.
I think the white looks better than the black.
The wife bought a Mozo cover and it looks and feels great. It's leather so it has a good tactile feel. It added wireless charging so the thickness was increased.
To better understand universal apps and I encourage everyone to look up a Continuum demo. Microsoft just previewed version 2 at their build conference earlier this year.
All, starting with Win10, the OS on the phone and PC (and soon XboxOne) is THE SAME OS. All sub systems are the same, they even run the exact same apps. Yes, there is a fork or new compilation for the individual platforms but it is the same OS. This is more advanced than Win8.1 where only some bits were shared across platforms - Win10 is an evolution of Win8.1 on the PC but this is the first time it has been on mobile. Apple is a little different. The same OS (iOS) runs on their mobile platform. OSX has some shared kernel bits as ios but the OS itself is different.
yes, big welcome changes, but "breakthrough" is hyperbole.
OneMoreComment: This phones only problem is that runs on Microsoft's useless OS, The camera is nice for a phone !!!!
agree 100% on the app selection. It's getting better but still woeful. Disagree on the OS though, I find incredibly smooth and intuitive. My ipad has been relegated to a YouTube/Netflix viewing device. For corp IT purposes, Win10 is the most secure and manageable platform available.