This news puts to an end the longtime speculations to whether smaller tablets will lack of traditional app and desktop support. SEE ALSO: Windows 10 build 9926: Hands-on with updated UI, Cortana, Tablet mode, Action Center, Store beta, apps (video) The news popped up on Twitter, where Joe Belfiore noted that the desktop environment will only be available on Windows 10 devices featuring screens of 8-inch and larger. Smaller devices including phones, small tablets, and phablets will have the desktop removed.

— Joe Belfiore (@joebelfiore) January 26, 2015 Although, Microsoft has introduced the Tablet mode into Windows 10 that basically fades out the desktop, traditional applications still run in full screen mode. However, it appears that smaller devices under eight inches will only support modern Windows Store apps. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.