A couple of weeks ago, the Windows Insider team went to hit the big red button as they did for all of their builds. But instead, what released was an internal preview that should never have been seen by consumers. As a result, enthusiasts have been picking it apart only to find the previously leaked Windows C-Shell would reinvigorate what some fans are calling Continuum 2.0.
Today, Agiornamenti Lumia posted a video showing off their hands-on experience with this internal release pieced together with a Lumia 950 XL.
As mentioned before, the most noticeable feature in the leaked Continuum is that the mobile experience will mimic more of a desktop feel. Users are able to open multiple applications, resize, and switch between them seamlessly. Another similar feature to the desktop experience is the ability to move the Continuum taskbar on any side of the screen.
The limits of Continuum 2.0 seems to be that it only runs applications native to Windows 10 Mobile, which might be crushing news to the rumor speculating about Win32 apps via Continuum. Here are some other issues that they found (roughly translated):
- It is still possible to move from the home to the list of installed applications
- Once closed the connection with the device connected via Miracast, in the device installed with C shell remains fixed a dart (he brings with him from the previous connection)
- The connection with Miracast suffers sometimes lag of flashy (no such problem encountered with connection via Dock)
- The preview of the applications in the task manager is not always displayed correctly
- Sometimes, opening the Continuum of applications, automatically also on the smartphone it is opened
- Not the resize icon appears (although it is running, as shown above)
- Lack of jump list: This is not a problem, but an absence which, for the moment, leave a space difference between Windows 10 Desktop and Continuum
Obviously this is an early build and Continuum 2.0 is going to have its issues. After all, we weren’t exactly meant to even see it this early in its development, but as it stands, we can’t be sure how close Microsoft is to finishing it. Let us know what you think about the next version of Continuum and will it be worth holding out for Windows 10 Mobile news through the silence?