Windows 10 October Update 2018 Is Already Available With New Features

The new Windows 10 October Update 2018 is already available. Microsoft kicks off the general public deployment of this new October Update 2018 (version 1809) as it did it with the April Update (version 1803). Namely, the update is done in two stages with the first phase involving the manual installation of the update.

Windows 10 October Update 2018 would be available for automatic installation next week

By manually checking (searching) for the update in Windows Update, users can already obtain Windows 10 October Update 2018. This possibility is intended for advanced users, however.

On the other hand, for the regular user, the deployment of Windows 10 October Update 2018 will be done automatically via Windows Update starting with next week.

The new October Update 2018 for Windows 10 brings the new Your Phone app

The release of Windows 10 October 2018 Update is accompanied by the “Your Phone” application to access messages, photos, smartphone notifications and send SMS from the PC. Syncing it with your phone, the app will allow you to drag and drop recent images into Office and Windows applications from a smartphone.

Also, soon, Microsoft would add another feature to allow users to display their smartphone screens on the computer screen. The possibilities will be more extensive with an Android smartphone than with an iPhone.

Windows 10 October Update 2018 also introduces DirectX Raytracing

The October 2018 update of Windows 10 brings Fluent Design, a dark theme for the File Explorer, scaling on-screen text separately from the rest of the system, a Screen Sketch screenshot tool, and cloud clipboard, among others. With the Storage Sense Wizard, old unused files saved in the cloud can be automatically deleted from the device by they would remain available online.

Also, note that Windows 10 October Update 2018 marks the arrival of DirectX Raytracing (DXR) technology to take advantage of ray tracing technology as with Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics cards.

You might like

About the Author: Anna Galvez

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.