We know Microsoft is developing a number of Windows 10 versions for use on different hardware. How they will each stack up is a work in progress.
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The "Windows Phone" OS will be no more, as the version of Windows 10 tailored for smaller devices will be called simply Windows 10. Will that help improve Microsoft's lot in the smartphone market?
Windows 10 on smartphones will look a little cleaner and behave a little better than before, but the biggest changes Microsoft made to its all-in-one OS come from the phone, not the other way around.
On January 21, Microsoft will stake out the future of Windows, giving us a glimpse of what its software will look like on mobile devices. A successor to Internet Explorer may also be in store.
Dropbox, Microsoft hope to win over more customers with improved work flow and compatibilty.
Poki is an excellent Windows Phone client for the Pocket bookmarking service, and a few missing features don't spoil the slick, simple experience.
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The new Softcard app from AT&T allows for tap-to-pay transactions -- assuming you have an NFC-enabled Windows Phone handset and meet other requirements.
The software giant says it's working on an update for the versions of its Surface tablet that used an ARM-based chip. But it will only have some of the functionality of Windows 10.
Can the next version of Windows be all things to all people? That's the big question for Microsoft, and the entire computer industry.
From a carrier price war to wearable technology, it was a busy 2014 for mobile -- and there's more to come next year.