Microsoft has shown new possibilities for Continuum during the Ignite Conference. The feature, which allows a smartphone to serve as a computer, will now include support for multitasking and connect wirelessly with a docking station.
To use Continuum, the user will no longer have to deal with his phone, says Microsoft. The phone will notice that there is a wireless docking station is nearby and thus connect automatically. When working in the desktop environment, the screen of the phone does not have to be on constantly. While not working on the desktop, but with the phone, the computer over time will turn off automatically.
More like Windows 10
The desktop environment is more in line with the desktop version of Windows 10. Continuum now supports, for example, windows, so not all open apps need to be run on a full screen. It will be possible to display multiple apps simultaneously and assign them in the same way as on the computer screen.
There are also some other additives shown for Continuum including the ability to secure apps on the launch bar, the desktop environment can have a different layout of the Start menu and then the phone can be sought by pressing the Windows key and typing. Finally, the appearance of the notification center will be more aligned with the computer version.
Microsoft has not announced when the improvements will become available, but enthusiasts think it will come with the Redstone 2 update which is expected in early 2017.