As Microsoft pushes forward with key platform differentiators, its competitors have responded in kind by eliminating or at least softening Microsoft's advantages.
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While I've used Continuum in the past, wirelessly and wired, and with and without a dock, the HP Elite x3 Desk Dock is the best experience I've had so far.
Bad news, NexDock fans: The company reported today that a factory fire has destroyed or damaged their entire first production run, so customers will need to wait three more months for their Indiegogo purchases to arrive.
Windows phone fans who wish to use Continuum for phones to run desktop applications today can do so via a remote desktop app. But there are a few other options, including some that will ship as part of the Windows 10 Anniversary update in mid-2016.
While Windows 10 Mobile is distressingly immature compared to Windows 10 for PCs and tablets---and to its smart phone competition---it does have one key unique feature: Continuum for phones. Will it ever matter?
Billed as the world's most affordable laptop, the NexDock is an amazing idea come to life: It's a laptop shell that can transform a modern Windows phone into a real portable PC and deliver on Microsoft's Continuum promise for Mobile.
Back in late 2014, Microsoft released the best Miracast dongle in the market, the cunningly named Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter. Well, they're back with a new version, and while I've been using it for the past week, it's still a bit early for a final verdict.
Praised as a major differentiator for Windows 10 Mobile handsets, Continuum relies on modern hardware and software to transform a smart phone into a fairly capable PC-like device, complete with HDTV screen, keyboard, mouse, and other peripherals. This week, Microsoft explained why they went down this path.
If you want to use the Office Mobile apps to edit documents on Windows 10 Mobile with Continuum, you're going to need to pay up: This feature won't be free.
Windows 10 Mobile supports a number of ways to "cast" or "beam" to an external display like an HDTV, including Miracast and wired Continuum.