Acer reportedly shelved plans to make an Android Jade Primo because of Windows 10

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Continuum is Microsoft’s biggest selling feature for Windows 10 on Mobile. It is also a feature that has proven to be very divisive amongst the techsphere with some pundits like the Verge’s Dan Siefert finding it less than useful and others enjoying the experience.

In a deep dive with Microsoft’s continuum team about the feature, TIME magazine uncovered several parts of the story behind Microsoft’s Continuum for phones.

First of all, it was initially conceived in 2012, after the launch of Windows Phone 8 and developed across several groups in Microsoft until it became the product it is today.

While many weren’t sold on Continuum as a viable feature, Microsoft managed to convince a few partners – including Acer who reportedly dropped its Android Jade Primo flagship handset so it could focus on a Windows 10 version.

Other highlights from the article reveal that Microsoft is planning on developing the continuum feature more by adding more desktop like capabilities to it, including pinning apps to taskbar. They might also bring the feature down to lower end models as time goes on if they can hit the right compromise between power and usability.

The article is an interesting one and offers a look at the story of Continuum, read the full story at the Time’s website below.

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