Windows 10 Redstone could improve Continuum to be more like Apple’s OS X Continuity

The Redmond software company reportedly planning to bring Apple's Continuity-like features to Windows 10's Continuum with the Redstone update.

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Microsoft is planning to make Continuum on Windows 10 a more Apple-like experience with Redstone. The software giant is getting close to release the “Windows 10 Fall Update” (Threshold 2) sometime in November, but the company has already started to work on its next major update, which is internally known by the Redstone codename.

There are a few details at this time, but it’s set to be a more significant update than Threshold 2, as it will include new features, UI changes, and previous rumors also suggested that Microsoft will pay more attention to improving support for new hardware, such as HoloLens, Surface Hub, Xbox One, Microsoft Band 2, and other Microsoft products.

However, a new report from WinBeta claims that there will be a larger focus on Continuum with Redstone, and it seems that the software maker is planning to bring similar features found in Apple’s OS X Continuity that will allow Windows 10 PCs to integrate better with Windows 10 Mobile.

According to the report, Windows 10 will introduce the ability to roam work across your PC and mobile device. For example, if you start working on an email on your phone with the Mail app, and then you’re in your computer, you’ll be able to pick up where you left off in the phone. The same could happen with Microsoft Edge if you visit a page on your desktop, and then you can open the web page on your phone.

Alongside these new changes, there is a possibility that Microsoft could be bringing the ability to place phone calls from your computer, but you would still need your Windows 10 Mobile phone to complete the call.

If the company moves forward with these features, they will further unify the PC and phone experience with the new operating system, and potentially help Microsoft to increase its presences in the mobile market.

The new features will arrive with a new set of apps with the Redstone update, and there will also be a new SDK for developers to build the new functionality into their apps.

It’s worth noting that all this information still in the early days, and it’s likely that Microsoft hasn’t set on stone all the changes that want to bring in the next major update of Windows 10. As such, the plans we’re hearing today, may change in the future.

However, it’s interesting to see the possible changes the company could be bringing with Continuum in Redstone. The next major update will arrive in two parts sometime in 2016.

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