So Windows 10 was announced yesterday, with a lot of new features also comming to our beloved Phones running WP. But what will "Windows Phones" be called after the Update arrives? I haven't heard or seen "Windows Phone 10", so I think this won't be it. Is it "Windows 10 Phone" or even "Windows 10 for Windows Phone"? Is there an official statement by Microsoft?


According to this article at Windows Central, Windows 10 on phones will be called just that, Windows 10. No "phone" in there anywhere. This was confirmed by a Microsoft VP at a Q&A session. Paul Thurrott has a more in-depth write-up.

Update: Microsoft have announced the different editions of Windows 10. The one designed for phones will be called Windows 10 Mobile. There will also be an edition for volume licence customers called Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise. For more information, see this article from The Verge. Paul Thurrott has a complete list of Windows 10 editions.

  • I thought so. Still, usually when talking about Windows you do need to distinguish between regular PC Windows and Phone. Also - what is this site going to be called?
    – Thomas
    Jan 22 '15 at 14:05
  • @Thomas With the united operating systems, there should not be as great of a need to differentiate between the two, since they share the same core features. Granted, there will be differences, but not like there are now.
    – RareNCool
    Jan 22 '15 at 14:08
  • @Thomas Damn it. Didn't think about that. But will be clear focused in the Windows running in phone. Jan 22 '15 at 14:37
  • I think Microsoft is making it a bit too easy saying there's just one Windows 10 considering there are in fact a lot of differences between those OS versions (legacy WP7/8 apps vs x86 programs for instance). They might share the same core, but the do not share a lot of core features... But I guess we'll see how it goes, Windows Phone did confuse people as well.
    – Thomas
    Jan 22 '15 at 14:39
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    Seems like the Windows Mobile brading might be back to take the place of Windows Phone thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/2098/…
    – Thomas
    Mar 21 '15 at 23:20

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