Can you imagine a world in which you're able to share links between your phone and computer? This is the brave new frontier which Microsoft is exploring in Version 16251 of Win10 which will allow you to link to an Android phone via a app for Android on the Windows Store. Mind you there are a variety of programs out there which already fulfill this purpose, The Inquirer offers an example here, and if you sign into Chrome it will happily sync itself on all your devices.
On the other hand this is a first step towards admitting that Windows Mobile is not the success they had dreamed. Microsoft does see this as a much a larger project and taking the initial steps slowly could help in the long run; as long as they can get people to notice what they are doing and attract at least some attention.
"But it does lay foundations, and it does show intentions. It's hugely unlikely that Windows Mobile is ever going to claw its way back to the levels to compete with iOS and Android, so it is important that as it approaches its second birthday, Windows-as-a-Service is approachable from other mobile operating systems."
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