Starting with Windows 7 Phone, developers can choose to use a non-VGA resolution to render their applications, which results in significantly more battery life for mid-range devices. In October 2013, the first Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview was released to selected members of pre-release program. In December 2014, the first public build of Windows 10 Mobile was released to the Fast ring of the Insider Program. Windows 10 Mobile builds continue to be released regularly through the Windows Insider Program and as regular updates to Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile devices. Windows 10 Mobile provides a modern app platform, that enables application developers to create a single app that can be run on all Windows 10 Mobile devices.
In February 2015, Google released Android 5.0 “Lollipop”, it was designed to help manufacturers build a more customized and personal launcher experience for users. Along with new APIs, it focuses on better customization for user experience and performance, including more personal Google-related content. In mid-2015, Microsoft released Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 10041, which was a technical preview of Windows Experience UI with its unique feature of Microsoft Edge-based Universal Windows Platform applications being pinned on the Start Screen. The release date for the consumer version was announced on September 26, 2015 at the Microsoft Windows 10 event.
Microsoft unveiled Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise at the Build 2016 in mid-May 2016, this version would use Windows Server MSBuild to build a device-optimized, highly-secure, policy-based operating system for smartphones and tablets with hardware and software components such as telehealth, digital health, security, and productivity. It was publicly released on October 4, 2016 with Insider builds for HP Elite x3, Lumia 950/XL, Surface Headphones, Surface Book, Windows Phone 8.
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