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Windows 10 Phones hands-on: Settings, Speech to Text, New Keyboard, Universal Photos & Alarms


Window 10 KeyboardIn the Second & Third Window 10 for Phones hand-on videos, we cover Phone Settings (a deep dive), new Keyboard, Impressive Speech to text and take a closer look on universal Photos and Alarms app on our Lumia 730. Check the first hands-on video covering UI changes, actionable & expandable notifications here.

Settings, Speech to Text, New Keyboard, Universal Photos & Alarms:

  • New Phone Settings app is all-organized and has all the settings that used to appear as  a big unintuitive list on Windows Phone 8.1 under broad categories. East to find and understand where to find what.
  • The keyboard has a pointing stick that lets you move the cursor up & down and also right & left when you type anything
  • You can use the impressive voice to text typing which is precise, fast and even puts punctuation mark itself as you speak. The best that you may have seen yet
  • Universal Photos app has all the camera roll and OneDrive images shown in the same view.
  • Photos app still miss feature like “auto-enhance” auto album creation and folders view seen on the Photos app on Windows 10 desktop.
  • Alarms app is redesigned and have 4 tabs with Alarms, Timer, Stopwatch and World Clock.

Windows 10 for Phones hands-on video:


Nayan has more than 10 years of experience of covering Technology and innovations. He is a big Nokia fan and Tech disruptions aficionado. He loves to review new cool gadgets and writing about Android, iOS, Gadgets and general Technology stuff. He has been associated with other well-known Tech sites WinCentral and GadgetOx since long.

He currently sports a Lumia 950 XL and Nexus 5X. Other interests include listening to Nu-Metal Hits and Kick-Boxing.
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  • Aarush Singh

    I cannot use the speech option in cortana or anywhere in my lumia 535 windows mobile. Updated through Windows insider slow ring program. Can anybody help
    Mobile build : 10.0.10568.36

    Region : India