Deep hooks into mobile
Google and Apple are taking steps to tie their mobile and desktop ecosystems closer together. For example, Apple is enabling more seamless workflows across devices, allowing you to receive phone calls and texts on your desktop. You’ll also be able to use your Android phone’s Bluetooth signal to automatically authenticate you and unlock your Chromebook.
From universal Windows apps to deep multi-device syncing enabled by OneDrive, Microsoft is also drawing its far-flung operating systems closer together. But we’d like to see more tricks borrowed from the iOS and Android playbooks. They’d all be great features for Windows 9—ideally with support for all mobile platforms, and not just for Windows Phone.