Windows 10 is Microsoft’s latest upcoming operating system. The operating system will be a huge step forward for Microsoft as they attempt to unify both the PC and mobile user experience. Previously the company had separate operating systems, such as Windows Phone for smartphones, Windows RT for tablets (or ARM-based devices), and Windows 8 for PCs.
That being said, while it appears that PC and mobile devices in the future will come with Windows 10, the experience will be different. There are still a lot of unanswered questions surrounding Windows 10 and Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore has recently taken to Twitter to clarify some of them, in particular to the desktop feature.
According to Belfiore, devices that have a display 8-inches or larger will get access to the desktop, but those smaller than 8-inches, such as smartphones or smaller tablets, will not have the desktop feature, which we guess kind of makes sense. After all what good would the desktop be on a 5-inch display, right?
However this also highlights how it is possible that we could look forward to 8-inch tablets in the future running on Windows 10 that could act as mini-desktop machines, which would be an interesting form factor. It also helps serve as a distinguishing factor to help users make their decision on which size of a tablet they want as it could have different interfaces.