Windows 10 October 2018 Update is available for download: what’s new? Changelog and new features Windows 10 October 2018 Update
Windows 10 October 2018 Update
Great news for all owners of a PC or tablet updated to Windows 10.
As expected, in fact, since yesterday evening the Windows 10 October 2018 Update is available, the second major update of Windows of the year.
To receive it just do a search on Windows Update, although it may happen that the PC/tablet does not see the update and do not start the download.
In case it does not appear, please be patient: the Redmond house will distribute it in a more massive way over the next few weeks, so do not despair. You can still proceed manually, if you are in a hurry, but we will see how to do it in another article.
Instead we return to talk about the news of Windows 10 October 2018 Update, since it is a very rich update.
What’s new in Windows 10 October 2018 Update: what’s changing?
What are the new features introduced by Windows 10 October 2018 Update? What changes with the arrival of Windows 10 October 2018 Update? Is it worth downloading and installing Windows 10 October 2018 Update?
Let’s find out all the news introduced by Windows 10 October 2018 Update below.
Notes system in the cloud
As anticipated, October 2018 Update includes several news, but perhaps the most important change is the new cloud clipboard system that allows Windows 10 users to copy content between different devices and have a history of content copied to the cloud. It is a tool that could be particularly useful for those who use a desktop PC and then another device as a portable in the move.
Even the Timeline (accessible from Activity View) is renewed, with new extensions for Chrome and Firefox that will allow browsers to integrate and synchronize cards.
Together with the update Microsoft also presented Your Phone, an integrated application that brings the Android and iOS ecosystems closer to Windows 10.
For now, most features are only available for Android, but Your Phone allows you to quickly sync photos taken on an Android smartphone or send and receive SMS with Windows 10 by connecting to your smartphone.
In short, it makes a sort of mirroring of the Android experience, allowing you to see and use any mobile app on Windows 10.
Here is a video that offers more details about this news.
Microsoft also announced that Launcher for Android will give access to the Timeline, allowing it to synchronize multiple actions and content from an Android smartphone to a Windows 10 device.
The Timeline support will also arrive in beta, in November, on Microsoft Edge, the company’s browser, giving you quick access to cards, regardless of whether they were open on a PC or on the mobile version of Edge.
DirectX Raytracing (DXR)
Windows 10 October 2018 Update also integrates DirectX Raytracing (DXR), offering the necessary API for the operation of ray tracing technology in real time, for now only supported by Nvidia GeForce RTX cards and some titles both natively and via patches distributed soon – the first three are Battlefield V, Metro Exodus and Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
A new piece is then in place to allow us to try out the new graphics rendering technology. Now only the games are missing.
Other noteworthy innovations include the integration of the Swiftkey keyboard into the touch writing experience, improvements to the Game bar, a further refined Game mode experience and a search in Windows with previews to speed up the whole process.
Another new feature is the Mixed Reality, or the ability to see the real world around you through a window created in mixed reality, so you do not have to remove the viewer to interact with those around you.
To conclude, more information about update can be found here.
We have concluded with all the news of Windows 10 October 2018 Update.
As you can see, this is a full-bodied and certainly interesting update that is worth installing.
Too bad that, as always, a Windows system update takes hours and hours to be downloaded and installed, as opposed to macOS.
Appointment now to the next major release waiting for March 2019, codenamed 19H1.