First introduced by Microsoft with Lumia 950 and 950 XL,
Windows Continuum is a feature that lets you use the Windows
Phones like a PC. Continuum allowed users to connect their
phones to an external monitor and run productivity apps
like Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and more, while still
using Lumia as normal.
Microsoft has discontinued the Windows Phone lineup, some
hackers have shown us a preview of the full version of Windows
10 on smartphones.
Running full Windows 10 on a phone has long been a dream for
many tech enthusiasts and the developers have already started
porting the OS to OnePlus, Samsung, and Mi phones.
The recent releases of Windows 10 on ARM have allowed
enthusiasts to enable support for dual-screen and, naturally,
some of the developers have managed to recreate the Windows
Phones’ Continuum experience.
Developer Ben managed
to create a prototype of Windows kernel-mode driver that works
in a user-mode process. This allows Snapdragon-based phones to
run Windows 10 on ARM and project the screen to an external
monitor, with your phone still functioning as a full-fledged
It’s good for web browsing, multitasking, productivity and
Windows 10 on ARM support won’t be limited to Lumia phones
as there are plans to recreate a similar experience using
However, don’t get your hopes up yet, as the project for
non-Lumia hardware is still under development at this point,
with multiple issues, including an inoperative touchscreen that
will prevent you from using your handset’s touch panel.
One developer has already teased Windows 10 on ARM for
Snapdragon 835-powered Galaxy S8 with a proof-of-concept.
In a conversation with us, developer Evsio0n said that they
managed to build a custom UEFI firmware for the Galaxy S8 using
the TianoCore, which allowed Windows 10 to boot on it.