Windows 10 20H2 – Improvements, New Features and Changes

Windows 10 version 20H2 is the next semi-annual update that is still under development. Insiders may download and install its latest dev build 19042.330 and start exploring the new features and changes. Windows 10 users will get their hands on version 20H2 by the end of November 2020. As of now, there are not any major improvements on Windows 10 20H2.

The company is willing to use “major” and “minor” updates this year as well. So, this will be a minor update and won’t get any separate releases. Instead, we will receive this just like the usual ones i.e. Cumulative Updates. The software giant has started syncing Windows 10 20H1 and 20H2 Build numbers just like in 1903 and 1909. Besides, this will be the tenth major/minor update by Microsoft. 

In this guide, we present a list of what new features are available inside the Windows Insider Program till now. Let’s explore the new features and improvements on Windows 10 20H2 –

What’s new on Windows 10 2009 [20H2] 

Here are the new features, changes, and improvements on Windows 10 20H2 thus far –

Quick Note: Windows 10 Insiders who opt for Dev Channels (Slow Rings) may download and install 20H2 Build 19042.330. 

1. Microsoft Edge chromium version 

Usually, we get the Classic Edge after installing a Feature Update such as – 19H1, 19H2, 20H1. But not anymore, as the company includes Edge back to its default OS. Just like the default apps on Android, Microsoft Edge remains at its factory settings unless you upgrade the same. For now, there’s no way to downgrade the browser to Classic Edge in 20H2. 

2. Calculator with Graphing Mode

Microsoft has added a new feature to its Calculator app i.e. Graphing Mode. If you love exploring numeric data and create a graphical presentation, you are going to love this mode. This supports several functions like – Algebraic, Trigonometric, Logarithmic, exponential, etc. Moreover, this also lets you create your own function and present a graphical representation of the data. 

Students studying in Class XI or XII may find this pretty useful to learn advanced mathematical concepts. Here’s how to use this new calculator –

  • Open calculator and click three horizontal bars available at the top-left corner. 
  • Select Graphing Mode and start exploring the nature of different functions on the X-Y plot. 

Quick Note: Users may even compare two graphs simultaneously to analyze the real differences. 

Windows 10 20H2 - Improvements

3. Narrator improvements

The tech giant perform the following improvements to the Narrator on Windows 10 20H2 –

  • Updates the Narrator’s ease of access efficient and smooth. This tool now provides the audio output within seconds. Just go to the volume flyout drop-down menu and select the playback device to see how fast it reacts.
  • Adds more information on the “Add Bluetooth or other devices” dialog in the Settings app. You may see the additional info while using the Narrator for the first time. 

4. Eye Control Improvements

Windows 10 now offers new and interactive icons and settings interface. The developers made several eye control improvements to reduce Eyes straining of those who work continuously on PCs.

Note: They even change the Windows default apps icon to something real smooth and eye-soothing. For example – Windows Security, Movies & TV, etc. now appear impressive. 

Recent Improvements by Microsoft 

Microsoft rolls Windows 10 20H1 back in the month of May 2020. Since then, there come two new cumulative updates – (security, non-security) for Windows 10 version 2004. The company has even launched the first Dev channel of Windows 10 21H1 a few days back. 

Interested in 21H1, read 21H1 Build 20150 is out for Insiders under RS_PRERELEASE branch

Note: This article presents whatever the changes appear on Windows 10 20H2 as the OS progresses. We keep on updating this post as any new features, changes or improvements surface. 

Last Updated – 27 June 2020