Wanna see Windows 95 running on a phone? Check out this video

By: Matthew Adams
2 minute read

Windows 95 revolutionized the Windows series during the ’90s. The platform was the first in its series to include a Start button and taskbar that remain the cornerstone of the Windows UI design. So, Windows 95 is a classic OS that retains a greater nostalgic appeal than any other platform in its series. One YouTuber has added a new video to YouTube that revives plenty of Win 95 nostalgia with a Windows 95 Mobile design concept.

The new Windows 95 Mobile video on YouTube shows a design concept for a remastered Win 95 on a Microsoft phone. The remastered Windows 95 incorporates features included in Win 10. App tiles appear within the video. Clippy replaces Cortana as Windows 95’s equivalent virtual assistant. The design concept also includes a Windows 95 Store for exclusive Win 95 apps.

That Windows 95 Mobile video might have been partly inspired by a previous Nokia Win 95 phone clip that appeared on YouTube in 2013. In that prank video, a Nokia vice president discusses the fictional launch of a Nokia phone running Windows 95. That video does not include much of a design concept for a remastered Win 95, but it shows us a Nokia handset with an old-style brick phone glued on the back.

Of course, the design concept in the latest Windows 95 Mobile video is also a bit of fun. Windows 95 is history, and there is virtually no chance of Microsoft reviving it as mobile phone platform. Now the company reputedly has a dual-display mobile device in the pipeline (otherwise Andromeda) to replace the discontinued Windows 10 Mobile.

Nevertheless, it would be great to see the classic Windows 95 theme shown in the video restored in Windows 10 on Andromeda. Windows 7 does include a classic Win 95 theme for users to select, but Microsoft removed that from Win 10. However, you can still get a classic theme pack for Windows 10 from this webpage.

The Windows 95 Mobile video certainly provides an entertaining blast from the past. You can also restore Win 95 in your browser for all the more nostalgia with the emulator on this website. Check out this post for further Windows 95 emulator details.

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