Microsoft Phone Insider app hints at a preview version of Windows 10 for phones

Microsoft Phone Insider app hints at a preview version of Windows 10 for phones
An app located in the Windows Phone Store, could be a clue showing that a preview version of Microsoft's Windows 10 for phones will soon be released. The app, named Phone Insider, allows those registered with the Windows Insider program to load on their phone, pre-release versions of new Windows Phone builds straight from Microsoft. We should point out that even though there is a listing for the app in the Windows Phone Store, as of now there is no way of actually downloading and installing it on your phone.

Microsoft already has a Preview for Developers app that requires users to have an active Windows Phone Dev Center account, an active App Studio account or use a registered developer device. This app allows Windows Phone users to install pre-release versions of Microsoft's mobile OS before the carriers receive them.

Using the Preview for Developers app could void your warranty, something that doesn't seem to be the case with the Microsoft Phone Insider app. Additionally, registering with the Windows Insider program means being able to send Microsoft feedback about any pre-release OS you install. While Microsoft hasn't said that a preview version of Windows 10 for phones is going to be released, the fact that this app might soon be available to install is a strong sign that such a preview will be offered.

source: PhoneInsider (Windows) via WindowsCentral



1. yahia_malka

Posts: 186; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Ten days left ! Can't wait

2. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I downloaded it, m8 with windows. I tried to login, but it doesn't let you. It says the credentials are wrong, but I know for a fact they are right. It says you need a domain account, which I think only MS employees have. I am keeping it on my phone, for when it does become active for the public if it ever does.

3. chocowii

Posts: 478; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Yep, Microsoft employees can log in to that. Insider accounts are not suffice to grant you entry.

5. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I'm hearing that Insiders/DevPreview members will have access on January 21st with the big announcement.

4. faptastic

Posts: 65; Member since: Aug 19, 2014

To me things like this keep me with my Lumia. In a while we get win10 preview and announcements about a proper new office. Tell that to my Android tablet that doesn't get updates and is relatively messy and unstable compared to win8.1 on my phone. Even a 75 dollar old device like a Lumia 520 will get windows 10. Tell that to Android or iOS where updates don't come or if they do, destroy more than they fix (looking at you apple).

6. drbohner

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 11, 2015

App seems to be internal, only and to have been removed from the marketplace. If you bother to read the TOS, it clearly states that you would receive prerelease software that may make your phone unusable and void the warranty. Continues by adding a binding arbitration agreement that is very specific..

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