Microsoft last month updated the
Phone app on Windows 10 Mobile operating system for the Windows
Insiders with a new design. Today the company is pushing
the same update to the general public.
The latest update for Microsoft Phone app on Windows 10 Mobile
adds the Fluent Design reveal effect and replaces the black
background with a dark shade. The Phone app looks somewhat
better but it can affect your device’s battery life if it
has an OLED screen.
Microsoft has also tweaked the fonts. At the time of writing
this story, the updated Phone app is available for all users
including the Insiders and non-Insiders.
As Microsoft has stopped developing new feature updates for
Windows 10 Mobile, it’s likely that the company is preparing
the Phone app for a new device which could be the long rumoured
Earlier this year, a report revealed that the Windows 10
Insider Preview build contains new APIs for telephony features,
fueling speculations that Microsoft may be planning to bundle
calling capabilities with the rumoured dual-screen Surface
Microsoft is reportedly working on a new form factor device
with two screens connected by a hinge. The screens of the
device could fold together, like a book. When foldable, the
device would become more compact phone-like form and telephony
capabilities for such a device apparently make sense.