Mobile recap: Windows 10 phone peek; Android Wear shipments


This was the week where mere mortals could get their first look at Windows 10 on a smartphone and I took advantage it. Using a loaner Lumia 830, I ran through the installation process, which requires a Windows Insider account; you can get one here, which also provides you access to Windows 10 for your PC.

The Windows 10 install took around 1.5 hours for me, although it appeared to repeat the first, lengthy step. Regardless, it worked without a hitch and all of my data and apps migrated successfully. This first version of the preview isn’t full of changes; rather, there are some different design elements, a few new features and plenty more coming, according to [company]Microsoft[/company].

Windows 10 phone File Explorer

In my walkthrough, I highlighted most of what I’ve seen so far, although I’m still nosing around. The new Settings section is vastly improved while Notifications are more granular and…

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