New Windows Phone app will let you load pre-release OS and send feedback to Microsoft automatically

New Windows Phone app will let you load pre-release OS and send feedback to Microsoft automatically
Last week, we told you about an app for Windows Phone users called Phone Insider that will let those who install it, load pre-release versions of Windows Phone onto their handset. According to the top guy running the Windows Insider Program, Gabriel Aul, Microsoft plans on talking about the app on January 21st when it holds an event for Windows 10.

But something new popped up in the Windows Phone Store on Thursday. An app called Windows Previewer Beta appeared. Screenshots of the app (which were taken by Windows Phone developer Jeremy Sinclair) show that it sets up your phone to receive pre-release software from Microsoft. By setting up your phone to receive the pre-release software, it also is prepping the handset to send feedback to Microsoft automatically.

It all adds up to the strong possibility that we are closer to the Windows Insider Program version of Windows 10 for Phone. Once Microsoft is ready to unveil Windows 10 for Phone, we could see this app renamed Phone Insider. After all, there is no sense in having two separate apps handling the same chore. By the same token, it could be called Windows Previewer when launched. We should know more next Wednesday.

source: WindowsPreviewerBeta (Windows) via WindowsCentral



1. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

"...damage that causes your phone to stop working permanently..." no thanks.

5. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Same warning on current dev preview, win10 tech preview. This is VERY common in preview software. Nokia has a recovery tool so no big deal here. Both win10 preview on 4 pcs are working flawlessly and on 3phones for dev preview.

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

That's cool.

3. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Can't download Sorry, you dont have permission to download this app.

4. Penny

Posts: 1851; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

This is a private app being used by Microsoft and slated to replace the "Phone Insider" app that surfaced last week for the same purpose. You can download the Phone Insider app right now.

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