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Windows 10 Continuum

October 19, 2015 — BarryK
Canonical called it "convergence" and have been beavering away for the last couple of years, reinventing the wheel.

Google and Apple don't seem to have embraced the concept, however Microsoft has. Their name for it is Continuum, and it could be what will cement Windows 10 as a major phone alternative.

Especially now that there is actual hardware, a dock for the new Lumia 950 phones:

However, it does seem to be severely restricted in the desktop UI side of things. Apparently, only one app can run at a time, and there are a very small number of compatible apps.

Google are getting Android apps to run in Chrome OS, which is also a work-in-progress. So That is something, not the convergence concept though.

Remix OS brings a true desktop experience to Android, see my previous post:

...true multitasking, the full desktop experience, running just about all Android apps.

But, Remix does not implement the convergence concept either, only potentially so. All we know from JIDE are hints that they are seriously thinking about it.

I notice that the Remix Mini PC will be shipping with Office (or so it seems), so MS is getting their foot in the door with Remix.
Probably a wise move from JIDE, to cooperate with MS.

2016 is going to be interesting!

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