Microsoft has confirmed it's arriving July 29, it's a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 users (Windows 8 users will need to upgrade to 8.1 first) and you can reserve your copy today if you want.
It's no secret I'm excited about Windows 10's features, including the return of the Start Menu, a replacement browser for Internet Explorer and more.
Windows Phone was replaced by Windows 10 Mobile in 2015; it emphasizes a larger amount of integration and unification with its PC counterpart—including a new, unified application ecosystem, along with an expansion of its scope to include small-screened tablets. One result was that the new OS would not be compatible with Windows Mobile applications.
Larry Lieberman, senior product manager for Microsoft's Mobile Developer Experience, told e Week: "If we'd had more time and resources, we may have been able to do something in terms of backward compatibility." Terry Myerson, corporate VP of Windows Phone engineering, said, "With the move to capacitive touch screens, away from the stylus, and the moves to some of the hardware choices we made for the Windows Phone 7 experience, we had to break application compatibility with Windows Mobile 6.5." On February 11, 2011, at a press event in London, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Nokia CEO Stephen Elop announced a partnership between their companies in which Windows Phone would become the primary smartphone operating-system for Nokia, replacing Symbian.
However, as you'd expect there are going to be some trade-offs.
It turns out Windows 10 is actually going to remove some features that exist in current versions of Windows.
Many of these services can be downloaded elsewhere separately if you need them.
Entering the Android environment late, we knew we would have a hard time differentiating." While Nokia would have had more long-term creative control with Android (note that Mee Go as used by Nokia resembles Android more than it does Windows Phone 7 as both Android and Mee Go are based on the Linux kernel), Elop enjoyed familiarity with his past company where he had been a top executive.