Microsoft almost forgot to mention Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile during the Build 2016 developer conference last week, and shortly after the event, the company explained that its smartphone platform is not one of the main focuses of the year.
But as far as CEO Satya Nadella is concerned, the one and only reason Windows Phone wasn’t mentioned more often during Build is that the mobile operating system is part of the Windows 10 effort. This means that when Microsoft says “Windows 10,” it’s actually referring to all versions of the OS, including phones, Xbox, and HoloLens.
“They run across multiple form factors, but it’s one developer platform, one store, one tool chain for developers. And you adapt it for different screen sizes and different input and output,” he told BI in an interview.