The build’s screenshots also reveal a new Xbox app and other changes.
Windows 10 is shaping up to be an important update for Microsoft’s desktop OS, and a newly leaked test build has revealed some of the changes that the Redmond giant is making. One of those changes is integration with Cortana, the digital assistant that debuted on Windows Phone 8.1. As the screenshots show, the Cortana search bar is open by default on the left of the taskbar, and a search can also be initiated with the hotword “Hey Cortana”.
The leaked build also has a new Xbox app, which is expected to enable access to usual Xbox features like achievements, friends, purchased games lists, and the Xbox store. The Windows Store has been updated to show music, movies and TV shows next to apps, and settings for Modern apps are now accessed through the apps themselves instead of the Charms bar. Last but not the least, the TaskView switcher has new animations, and there are likely other visual changes throughout.
Windows 10 was initially unveiled on September 30, 2014, and is expected to be commercially released in late 2015. It is rumored that Windows 8 users will get 10 as a free upgrade, following Apple’s new policy to offer OS X upgrades to users at no cost.
Via: The Verge