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Windows 10: What to expect in the consumer preview

There's only one more week to go before we finally learn a lot more about Windows 10 - not just on PCs, but on phones and other devices too. We may also get our greasy paws on the 'Consumer Preview' that has been rumored to be released on or shortly after the event which takes place on January 21st.

Neowin will be there to bring you the latest updates; but below you can find a list of features that are already known to be included in the next build compiled by Studio384, a Neowin member no less!



Media support


  • The settings Charm has been removed
  • Settings fly-out now appears within an app
  • The title bar has been revamped, full screen is now on the bar instead of in an option menu
  • A lot of apps dropped the "Permissions" tab (when it's empty)
  • Apps can be installed on an SD

Internet Explorer

  • Improved support for ECMAScript 6
  • Improved support for ECMAScript non-standard


  • Settings has been revamped with a new interface
    • Multiple new settings have been added
    • Multiple other panels have been improved with more functionality, like Battery saver, Storage Sense, and more
    • Windows Update has been extended with a lot of new functionalities to replace the Control Panel counterpart
  • Calculator has been revamped
  • Alarms has been revamped
    • There is now a world clock function
  • Xbox has been revamped
  • Get started has been revamped
  • Photos has been added as an app (not to confuse with Photos)
  • Store beta has been added as an app (not to confuse with Store)
  • Maps has been revamped
  • Windows Feedback has been revamped
  • Sound recorder has been revamped
  • Lumia Camera Beta has been added as an app
  • Xbox has been added as an app (not to be confused with Games)

And further

There are still a few questions we'd like answered on the future of Windows which we also hope will be answered next week, but for now, this is what we know about the upcoming build. For this and previous Windows 10 Technical preview changelogs, be sure to check out Studio384's site.

What excites you the most about the next preview? Let us know in the comments below.

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