I’ve been using the Windows 10 Technical/Insider Previews (slow ring, now build 10130) on my primary work laptop since October, and it’s clear to me that in Windows 10 Microsoft has successfully salvaged the Metro/WinRT technology, introduced with Windows 8, to create a winning new OS version.
Since April of this year, I’ve been using a Windows 8 phone on the Verizon network; specifically a Nokia Lumia 822. I loved it when I got it then; I’m more in love with it now that Microsoft and Nokia have released their updates.
WP8 uses the same “Live Tiles” setup as Windows 8, the OS I currently run on my laptop. If anything, the WP8 experience is everything Windows 8 on a laptop wants to be. The start screen on the phone is easy to use. The OS is blazingly fast using 4G or WiFi and there are plenty of visual themes to play with. Voice recognition is excellent and the phone takes commands and dictation well.