Microsoft rolled out a new flight for the Windows 10 for Phone preview over the weekend, and now introduced an early build of Project Spartan to the mobile OS. As promised, it also expands the number of supported smartphones and the only device from the original promised list isn’t available around these parts.
Internet Explorer 11 is still the default browser on the technical preview, although Project Spartan Project Manager Kyle Pflug has promised that the new browser will take over in a future update. The current Project Spartan preview has the same rendering engine as that found on desktops, and functions in much the same way. It is slightly redesigned in a visual sense, mostly from user feedback who wanted some alterations to the interface.
There isn’t much to say about Project Spartan yet, although that will likely change as Microsoft nears the final release.
Aside from the new browser, Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones now also includes a host of new apps including Mail, Calendar, People, Maps, Phone, and Messenging. The App switcher has also been updated with support for landscape mode, a feature that is currently lacking in Windows Phone 8.1.
Microsoft notes that there are still some bugs with upgrading to the new Windows 10 Technical Preview for phone flight, and users should take a look at the announcement to avoid being caught off guard. Some might also have to roll back their devices to Windows Phone 8.1 before reinstalling the new preview to get it to work properly.
[Source: Windows Blog]