Video shows key overhaul feature of Windows phone

microsoftWe have been hearing about the Windows phone overhaul for quite some time and we are waiting and waiting but the rumors just do not stop. Now new video has emerged showing the company is planning an overhaul of the platform which would be based on the Composable Shell (also called CShell), whose role would be to bring mobile devices closer to PCs.

In a video published by Aggiornamenti Lumia, they provide us with an early look at one of the features which will play a key role in bringing PCs and phones in sync: Continuum.

The Continuum was originally launched by the Redmond giant back in October 2015 when the company took off the wraps of the Lumia 950 and 950 XL, promising to deliver lots of improvement which would eventually help convert a smartphone to proper desktop with the help of an external screen.

The work of Microsoft towards improving Continuum slowed down as more and more users switched from Windows to Android or iOS, so companies like Samsung brought similar functionality on their devices, with features which are not ready on smartphones running Windows.

The video displays that Continuum will eventually support resizable Windows, so users will be able to multi-task just like on a Windows device. There is no ETA on when it should be ready for launch but work on Windows phone should accelerate after Microsoft ships Redstone 3 for PCs and feature2 for phones.

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