Lumia 950 and XL 950 rumored to launch with Threshold 1

Lumia 950 and XL 950 rumored to launch with Threshold 1
Microsoft has been hard at work getting Windows 10 Mobile ready for release, and time is running short with the announcement of the new Lumia 950 and Lumia XL 950 expected to be on the way in just a few weeks. Time may even be a little too short as a new rumor is saying that the new Windows Phone flagships will launch with the Threshold 1 version of Windows 10 Mobile.

Microsoft is reportedly working hard on the Threshold 2 version of Windows 10 Mobile, which is said to add some new features and have a number of performance and reliability enhancements, but it was recently said by Windows expert Mary Jo Foley that Threshold 2 would not be launched with the new hardware. The guys over at WinBeta reportedly confirmed with sources that the Lumia 950 and XL 950 will be released with Threshold 1, possibly Windows 10 Mobile build 10240, but it "will have a number of patches and fixes in place to help make the experience smooth and complete, at least until Threshold 2 rolls out publicly."

However, the delay may not be all that long. The rumor continues by saying that Threshold 2 should be ready for release to manufacturers by November, so early adopters may not have to wait all that long for the update. 

source: Twit Windows Weekly (Mary Jo Foley) & WinBeta

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Lumia 950
  • Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)
Lumia 950 XL
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 20 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3340 mAh(19h 3G talk time)

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33 Comments

3. wilson89cw unregistered

Honestly Microsoft has to be doing something right with as many comments they get from trolls. I'm pretty sure windows will outlast google cause no one make any money in android.

9. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Google does, Samsung does. Don't worry android will survive.

27. sgodsell

Posts: 6908; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Oh you mean like Microsoft making money on their mobile OS. Microsoft is making so much money off of their mobile OS that they are throwing away 7.6 billion dollars. They made so much from their mobile division that they laid off thousands of people. In fact the only money Microsoft has made from mobile lately is from Microsoft going after Android OEMs to collect royalty fees.

5. elimartinez7

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 16, 2015

i think microsoft has so much potential and would do awesome if it followed in BlackBerry's footsteps and joined with android.

15. gazmatic

Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

no. the androidification of wp has already pissed off plenty of wp fans. if you want android on wp just buy a freaking android device. no hybrid nonsense. buy a moto x style, sgs6, sgn5, sony xperia 5, htc,.... you get the gist microsoft should leave android where it is, on android devices

20. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

I think WP fan should move on. WP should be no more of they can't sell the product and make money first.

28. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

I think WM10 will be a game changer as there'll will be flagship phones from others it doesn't matter if MS be successful or not as surface series didn't need to be hell Google is not making best Android phones either well Google don't make any Android phones to be specific.

31. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

As in, exactly!!!! It is like using your enemies sword to fight a way against them, you can't win. Borrowing anything at all from android to me is accepting you lost, accepting that android is better. someone needs to strike this into Microsoft head.

32. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

As in, exactly!!!! It is like using your enemies sword to fight a way against them, you can't win. Borrowing anything at all from android to me is accepting you lost, accepting that android is better. someone needs to strike this into Microsoft head.

37. Plutonium239

Posts: 1156; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Really? So android and iOS lost to Windows Phone already? Both have copied flat UI design elements from Windows Phone.

6. akaliel

Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 19, 2015

Probably not true. The current version of Windows 10 Mobile that insiders are running is 10536. And it's still a long ways off from being complete. It's still pretty buggy, very slow and murders my battery.

8. wilson89cw unregistered

Actually think of it this way android making all oems make android look the same and loosing it's flare. I have s6 and returned it I would rather have nexus with s6 camera with updates. Fragmentation is android while windows 10 when complete will be on another level that only iOS can compete on. Android is slowly going to fall apart mark my words.

11. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Probably is true actually. If Threshold 1 is defined as build 10240, then that means they are going back a good number of builds to ensure they can offer a smoothed out 10240 upon first release. Then Threshold 2 will probably be build 105xx. Either way, I agree the previews have felt far from complete so far. They need to spend so much time smoothing it out and squashing bugs that I don't think there can really be much in the way of surprises or interesting features for W10 mobile in 2015. Just rebuilding the OS and going through these growing pains time after time. They could have had a pretty special mobile OS by now if they just continued building on WP7. May not have been the "universal" OS, but would certainly be pretty damn attractive.

34. akaliel

Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 19, 2015

I have my doubts. Seems odd that 10166 was rough and slow, and 10512 was a bit faster but still pretty rough and slow, and yet they have a 10240 build they held back for some reason that's fast and smoothed out. I think that's some wishful thinking. More than likely they'll announce at the presentation that the 950's will be on sale in a couple weeks, probably hit in November. That should give W10 a little over a month to work out the issues.

17. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Thing that made me flash back to 8.1 is that my emails wouldn't work properly. I put up with the rest of the bugs but email was the final straw for me.

18. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Havent had an issue so far with my 1520 on 10536, it is actually much faster than previous builds, I rarely see loading anymore. Of course I did a reset, updated, then reset again. Started fresh without backup. So far still getting nearly 20hrs of usage out of it. Today was slightly worse, got about 12hrs with my screen nearly being on all the time, literally as I had it set to never go in lock today. However, i haven't had an issue...yet.

33. akaliel

Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 19, 2015

On my 920, at work I listen to music thru BT headphones. On 8.1 I could make it 6 hours (2pm) before the battery hit 50%, and I'd plug in so that it would be charged before I left for the day. On W10 it lasts 2 hours. At 10am I'm already plugging it in.

30. Plutonium239

Posts: 1156; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

If you do a factory reset, and then restore your back up, it works better, must be some bug related to migration of data or old data from previous builds sticking around and screwing things up. Flash memory is terribly difficult to completely erase.

35. akaliel

Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 19, 2015

Yes, I've done a reset between every build.

7. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I Really Hope Wp10 Can Compete With IOS And Android. Please Microsoft Don't Let It Suck.

10. Subie

Posts: 2303; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Really liking the looks of the handset's concept image used for this article!

13. jove39

Posts: 2140; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

If microsoft give users option to switch off tiles...may be there is chance for windows mobile.

14. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

If Android give users option to...ahh screw it. Enjoy your day.

21. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Lol yes, Android is superior you can't deny it.

23. Penny

Posts: 1844; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Ah, it was not my intention to compliment Android there. I do see how it can be interpreted that way. Not that I don't like it or even think it isn't currently the more favorable OS. I just decided to walk away from jove39's bait. He's a troll you see.

24. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Lol and maybe I'm just trolling like him you know...no need to clarify your comment.

29. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Well we find trolls and reasonable people by time!

25. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

I rly hate the static icons....

19. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

disable background...boom live tiles turn off.

26. yann

Posts: 609; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

I'm windows phone user. Not a fan. I respect other platforms and respect them. Both, iOS and Android have their plusses. I think that, beeing Android user before and iPhone too, windows is best from both for me. Not lagging and hungry for resources as Android, but also not so closed as iOS. I can use my phone with any OS on any PC or Mac without to install buggy software like iTunes, can share my files or music or pictures via bluetooth or NFC with Android devices. In the same time the OS is smooth and fast. I'm not a gamer and do not miss millions of useless apps in Google play store or App Store. I need excellent mail works, good internet experience, very good camera and everything with editing my files. I've this on my Lumia 930 and i like tiles. Ofcourse i will wait to see the evolution of my phone - the next flagship, i hope. So, stay wigh your Android. It is good enough, but let other to exist and have their right to choose. You made your choice. I made mine. Good luck and wish you nice day.

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