How does Continuum work with Lumia 950 XL

Maybe you don’t need the Display Dock accessories of Microsoft’s with the price $ 99, but you can use the Continuum. Right now the third-party’s adapter initially may work well the Continuum functions on Lumia 950 XL and Lumia 950. This feature allows users to connect and use the phone on a large screen but it is optimal space to display more content, easier to manipulate

Continuum currently only can be run on the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL because the hardware requirements by Microsoft , these two have Snapdragon chip 808 and 810.When you boot up your phone, you will see the application Continuum in external screen.

The operation function of Continuum is different from the mirroring screens format (the phone screen displays the same thing that the large screen displays). Microsoft has turned big screen became a widely used interface, with more contents are displayed to improve the use value. For example, the Excel interface on the large screen will has more rows and columns than the mobile interface, and toolbars are arranged on the side that is similar to the application on the PC. The key that helps Microsoft achieve this is the universal app.

Microsoft Continuum

Once there is a successful connection to Continuum, the interface screen in the app will display a mouse. You can use two fingers to surf the web page like the touchpad of your computer. Also when accessing the input cells, the screen keyboard automatically appears. For easy operation, the mouse and keyboard should be connected before using Continuum.

Microsoft Continuum

Continuum’s interface on the large screen likes a stripped down version of Windows 10 (on the computer). We will have button notifications bar Action Center on the bottom right side, the Windows command button, Back, Search, multitasking is located on the left. Generally you will get great space on the screen, except that these windows are always full (full-screen), no change in size and stacked like on PC. The application can be converted but will be not multitasking altogether.

Microsoft Continuum

For applications that don’t have the interface Continuum, it will announce and promote that application into phone interface. In fact, that such application will not work because it does not support universal app.

Microsoft Continuum

Microsoft still has the displayed option as mirror format when you want to use telephone interface for presentation. This is popular slide that is in use today. Regarding wireless multi projection, Google has Chromecast to push multimedia content on the screen to watch movies, listen to music. IPhone use Airplay to access Apple TV to play the game, for example, in racing game, the iPhone screen displays the racing diagra , large screen display s cars moving perspective. And with Continuum, Microsoft focus on working rather than entertainment, especially the Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote that is invested quite thoroughly.

 

Microsoft Continuum

In this article, I have used a device that converts USB-C into HDMI output of Aukey, its price is about $ 22 USD (buy at Amazon US). Its drawback is that it has no additional support other auxiliary connections like USB, power to charge the phone. Of course, the price advantage compared with Microsoft’s Display Dock adapter (99 USD) and Apple USB-C Digital AV multiport Adapter (79 USD) is too obvious. But most importantly, it shows high compatibility of the Continuum on Lumia 950 with the other connected devices.