1. Addison's Avatar
    If all windows 10 apps are supposed to be super streamlined to sync beautifully between PC and Phone, why is MS pushing something that connects our phone to our PC? Shouldn't we just be able to walk up to our PCs, log in, and pick up where we left off?
    11-17-2015 07:27 PM
  2. sholokov's Avatar
    Continuum is supposed to connect your phone to a "monitor/projector", not computer.
    You can still walk up to your computer and continue working on a document that you were working on and is in OneDrive, but that's a whole different thing.
    xandros9 likes this.
    11-17-2015 07:32 PM
  3. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    The point is being able to work "as if at a PC" without having to have a PC with you. In a hotel room or shared conference area for example.
    xandros9 likes this.
    11-17-2015 07:32 PM
  4. Addison's Avatar
    Ah, okay, I get the idea now.
    11-17-2015 09:51 PM
  5. jhoff80's Avatar
    Personally, what I find to be hypocritical about it is all the interest in Continuum from some of the same people that bashed the more fully featured and more powerful Windows RT operating system, but that's an entirely different story.
    theefman likes this.
    11-17-2015 10:54 PM
  6. Ma Rio's Avatar
    Continuum is irelevant if you can afford even the most basic PC. If you can, you'll use continuum once a year, if even then. So, I don't understand all the hype about it, and the big push MS is doing.
    11-18-2015 09:01 AM
  7. dakranii's Avatar
    It's not about affording anything. You can have the sweetest PC setup in the world at home and at work. Continuum is about having a "PC" with you wherever you are without having to actually have a PC with you. This isn't about using Continuum at home as your primary PC, although it could in reality function in that way.
    11-19-2015 08:35 AM
  8. Addison's Avatar
    It seems to be about having a PC wherever you are as long as you brought a mouse and keyboard with you and also have access to a TV with proper inputs. I am pretty sure most people who have a smartphone will also have a laptop or tablet in 2015. I think MS just needed an idea to push windows10 mobile and went with this, for whatever reason..
    11-19-2015 08:03 PM
  9. Gamely Lounges's Avatar
    We are rapidly progressing towards the time when you can pack virtually all of a computer's capabilities into a device the size of a phone. Combined with the fact that the one device you carry around almost all the time is a phone. It is unquestionably the next inevitable evolution of computing. I am glad MS is trying to lead the way in this. Good luck MS. Don't F%CK it up! (As to what exactly it should look like and how it should function, well that is still obviously unknown)
    11-19-2015 08:59 PM
  10. houkoholic's Avatar
    It seems to be about having a PC wherever you are as long as you brought a mouse and keyboard with you and also have access to a TV with proper inputs. I am pretty sure most people who have a smartphone will also have a laptop or tablet in 2015. I think MS just needed an idea to push windows10 mobile and went with this, for whatever reason..
    You actually don't need a keyboard and mouse - the phone's touchscreen can be used as keyboard/mouse.
    TV with inputs - interestingly most new "smart TV" that you can buy now comes build in with a Miracast reciever, ergo this is because a lot of the TV makers (Samsung, LG, Sony etc) also happens to be smartphone makers and they want to copy Apple's much praised "magic" of Airplay thus the inclusion of Miracast as standard TV equipment. As Miracast is an industry standard so eventually having the right input shouldn't be a problem anymore.

    Finally Continuum is one of those "the best camera is the camera you always have with you" things - sure anyone can buy a good mirrorless or DSLR that would blow your phone camera away in terms of features such as controls, lens selection etc, but then people now vastly prefer to shoot photos on their phone because of the convenience of it, not because they are looking for the "best tool for the job". Continuum is going to be that analogy for the smartphone/PC/laptop thing for a lot of the not so technical people.
    11-19-2015 09:23 PM

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 13
    Last Post: 04-10-2016, 12:40 PM
  2. Universal Apps that Scale - Continuum?
    By Xsled in forum Continuum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-17-2015, 06:22 PM
  3. Will Continuum work with the Nokia HD10?
    By Jon_Rubinstein in forum Continuum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-17-2015, 03:13 PM
  4. New Continuum for Windows 10 Mobile video shows how a smartphone can be used like a PC
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-17-2015, 11:13 AM
  5. Why isn't my Bing Link coming up?
    By WPCentral Question in forum Bing
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-16-2015, 09:17 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD