1. davidewart's Avatar
    Just how universal will Windows 10 be? Will it include wearables like the Band and Hololens?
    04-28-2015 11:57 AM
  2. ven07's Avatar
    So you're asking if the Band will support W10? or if the Band will get an OS update?
    04-28-2015 03:13 PM
  3. davidewart's Avatar
    All the Windows 10 talk I've heard so far has not mentioned wearables. So I'm wondering if that is something I've missed, or are wearables not included - so far - in any announced W10 plans. Just how small does the "one experience across all devices go?"
    04-28-2015 03:26 PM
  4. ven07's Avatar
    From the way the Band and Hololens (afaik) they're meant to be complimentary, so they won't need to run w10. They just need certain updates to make them compatible. As far as how small it goes.. I think 520 is the smallest device we have and the 520 can run W10..

    As far as tablets go, Im not sure, but the SP3 seems to be running W10
    04-28-2015 04:21 PM
  5. idokamaroq's Avatar
    If you're talking about Microsoft's vision of everything is Windows, then I'd say there's a good possibility that the Band gets a big update (OR any future Bands would have) that's called Win 10 for Band.

    At this point, Windows 10 isn't really an OS. That's just part of it. Windows 10 is a family/generation of devices that all run in a somewhat unified environment. So, if the Band did get such an update, it'll be like how the IoT version runs on Raspberry Pi. It isn't desktop Windows or anything like that (not really any GUI at all in that case). It'll be a specialized thing that they call Windows 10 because it's in the Windows 10 family.

    But don't expect any insane feature upgrades, the band is more or less WYSIWYG.
    05-04-2015 08:59 PM
  6. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    The broad definition of Windows 10 is "a platform that runs Windows 10 universal apps." Using that definition, HoloLens is definitely running Windows 10 and current version of Band likely never will.
    05-04-2015 09:41 PM
  7. idokamaroq's Avatar
    Look at Win10 IoT. My raspberry pi runs windows universal apps, and it has a similar architecture to the band. The whole point of "universal" is that it runs on everything. The point of all this is that we're moving past the time where apps only ran on certain devices.
    05-06-2015 05:59 AM

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