One of the key reasons cited behind acquisition of Nokia’s D&S division by Microsoft was “joining forces on future developments” and Microsoft may be already doing that in a bigger way than expected. We saw Lumia exclusive feature, Hey Cortana featuring on the latest Build 9901 of Windows 10 Technical Preview, which is still targeted to mainly enterprise crowd.
Digging a bit revealed some 3D-Touch tech that may have come from cancelled McLaren’s UI and now Lumia Camera app also has found its way to OS-wide glory in Windows 10 Build 9901. You can see the above screenshot showing Windows 10 camera UI and even the Icon is “Lumia Camera” icon seen on Windows Phone.
Since Windows 10 will be one common OS running on devices having 4-inch screens to 80-inch screens with separate SKUs for Mobile / Tablets and Desktops / Laptops, slowly we will see more convergence in terms of features and UI.