List of phones eligible for Windows 10 technical preview to be shared soon

List of phones eligible for Windows 10 technical preview to be shared soon
Windows 10 technical preview should arrive on select Windows Phone handsets in the near future, but will your smartphone be able to get it? Well, according to Gabriel Aul, head of Microsoft's Windows 10 Insider program, a list of Windows 10 technical preview supported devices will be shared "very, very soon."

Not long ago, Microsoft mentioned that handsets like the Nokia Lumia 930, Nokia Lumia 735, and Microsoft Lumia 435 would be updated to Windows 10 no matter what. We're also expecting devices like the Lumia Icon / 930, Lumia 535, Lumia 830, Lumia 730, and others (even if they have only 512 MB of RAM) to get the update.

Earlier this week, Gabriel Aul said that Windows 10 was running "very smooth" on the Lumia 635 - which means other handsets with 512 MB of RAM should be able to run the new version of the OS just fine. However, Microsoft warned that some low-end smartphones might not get all the new features included in Windows 10.

As a reminder, Windows 10 will bring a brand new browser called Spartan, unified apps, more personalization options, a new Settings menu, new Notifications menu, and much more.

source: Twitter via WMPowerUser



1. vishalvenky

Posts: 79; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

i have no worries. i have a L1520..

2. milad95

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

I wana change my l920 with l930.but I'm worry about battery capacity of the my decision worthy?

4. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I get about 9-13hrs depending on usage. However, if you dont check your phone every few minutes, and can go an hour at home without wondering what the next tweet was, it will even last longer. I have gone to sleep with it at 25% and woken at 20%. 7hrs or so. Of course it is no note series, but it does well imo.

6. Penny

Posts: 1871; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Depends on your contract situation, especially if you would be signing a 2 year contract like me. I wouldn't go from the 920 to the 930 simply because I don't think it would change the user experience much. If you can wait, I would expect next generation devices to be available somewhere between September and November this year. That's worthy of a two year contract to me.

9. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

In terms of OS difference, nope, feels the same as my 925. However, going to a larger screen, better camera all around, 5.1 recording, faster soc, it is a decent leap. I got mine off newegg for 350 during holidays.

3. Penny

Posts: 1871; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I feel like I'm not going to be included in this list with my Lumia 928. Great device still and was a WP flagship when it came out, but it shall suffer the fate of being a Verizon exclusive.

5. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

insider program

7. Penny

Posts: 1871; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I am on the insider program, but I believe that even within that program, they are only releasing the preview out to a handful of specific devices at a time. Not a universal roll out.

8. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

It has the specs, it should be fine in a few weeks. Its basically a 925. If the 1020 is getting it, the 925 and 928 etc should as well, they have 1gb, same soc line, so it should be good. Just as a thought though, if your gonna stay in that family line of last gen phones, the 1020 is the better phone imo.

12. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

So anything above the lumia 820. That's the lowest with that SoC and RAM

10. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

My old Lumia 920 is ready.......

11. Abhigoel

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 12, 2015

Finally there is a good news for the keen users of the windows operating system. Microsoft has now started providing free updations to windows 7 or 8 or 8.1 to users to windows 10 but this update is free only for one year. Eventually after that you will have to pay for it. Indeed this is a good trick of Microsoft to make money and let more and more users and organisations to use latest versions and facility provided by the hard working software geeks. On one hand some interesting features like new web browser “Spartan” has been introduced whereas on the other hand many new updates to apps has been released free of cost. So windows users might be very happy. Let’s see what else Microsoft brings for us in future. Source :​ly-for-a-year/

13. djripster

Posts: 141; Member since: Dec 10, 2011

Wonder if the Lumia 1020 will make the cut

14. Penny

Posts: 1871; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

They've officially released the preview and stated which phones will be eligible for the update initially. It's basically limited right now to mid-range phones with a Qualcomm 400 processor.

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