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New leak reveals Windows 10 as you’ve never seen it before

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:59PM EST
Windows 10 Tablet
Image: WinBeta

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Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that small tablets would be outfitted with a different Windows 10 interface than the one on larger devices, something more along the lines of the Windows Phone UI. Up until now, we’ve only been able to speculate as to what it would look like, but a recent leak may have outed the unseen version of the upcoming operating system.

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WinBeta shared a few images of the small tablet OS on Tuesday, along with some first impressions after getting hands-on time with the software. Although the interface looks a little odd at the moment, we have to keep in mind that the final product could look significantly different from this early prototype.

“The new Windows 10 apps are designed to scale at almost all screen sizes,” says WinBeta’s Zac Bowden. “When running on Windows 10 tablets, this is no different. Apps like Calculator and Voice Recorder take advantage of the extra real estate, displaying the apps as if they were desktop apps instead of phone apps.”

There’s also easy access to a quick menu at the bottom right corner of the display, represented by three dots. The options in this menu can change depending on which app is currently running.

The build that Bowden tested was apparently compiled in March, so we should expect to see a more finalized version of the OS at Microsoft’s Build Developer Conference at the end of the month.

For more images and a detailed rundown of the software, be sure to check out WinBeta’s article.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.