The Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL might come with Candy Crush Saga pre-installed

The Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL might come with Candy Crush Saga pre-installed
With less than a day to go until Microsoft kicks off its hotly-anticipated Windows 10 event, it looks like the interwebs are being flooded with bits information regarding the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, the company's upcoming Windows 10 Mobile flagship smartphones. 

Unlike the usual hardware-based rumors and leaks, this time around we're here to report on a rather interesting choice that Microsoft has allegedly made with regard to the apps that come pre-installed on the two phones.

According to a new rumor, the Microsoft Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL will both come with Candy Crush Saga pre-installed. The source couldn't say if the game will be pre-installed on all of the various market-specific variants of the two phones, but the international versions of the handsets are said to come with the game out of the box. Fortunately for those who aren't into Candy Crush, users will allegedly be able to uninstall the game from their handset.

Back in May, Microsoft announced that King's Candy Crush Saga will be ported to Windows 10 Mobile, and even bundled the game with the preview version of the OS for a limited time. Microsoft's decision to pre-install the game, one of the most popular titles in mobile gaming history, can be interpreted a sign of the work that has been done to minimize the app gap between Windows Mobile and the two leading mobile platforms, Android and iOS.

source: wmpoweruser 



1. carlemillward unregistered

Lol. This is funny coming from the company that promotes productivity. I can already see business people wasting time playing this game during office hours. No, offense to those who already do.

31. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

You forget the og windows desktop had games built right in. It was a design feature to get people used to the mouse.

33. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Games are fine but Candy Crush Saga? Really?

2. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Am I the only one that: 1) Never ever played Candy Crush? 2) Sees a better future for games on the win platform?

21. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

No, you are not alone. I never played candy crush and hate it badly. Also hate those ppl who play it. It looks like a kids game. I have a half day salary deduction policy in my office if found anyone playing game during working hous. Only browsing, facebook or whatapps is allowed in free time.

29. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Only browsing, Facebook and Whatsapp allowed in FREE time. Whatever I do in my free time, is my business. What I do during working hours, that's another thing and using that time for Facebook and Whatsapp should be punishable as well (if used excessively). So if I want to play f**king candy crush on my break, that's my choice and some lame policy can't do a thing about it. Ps if you hate people that play a stupid mobile game, you need to get a life.

32. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Then your job blows. No job will tell me what to do on my free time unless I am breaking internal policy etc in regards to privacy and other sensitive COMPANY information. I highly doubt candy crush is company information.

3. BobLawblaw unregistered

Candy Crush and any of those games are as much fun as dragging your balls across sandpaper dosed in vinegar..

9. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Welp. That just decreased my chances of ever playing...

4. ruwie

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 25, 2014

oh, that the tips for some bloatware will be on windows 10

5. Penny

Posts: 1862; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Pretty much everything can be uninstalled on Windows 10 Mobile though. Carriers usually add some apps, but they've always been removable.

8. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

+1 lowkey smart move by Microsoft? Lol

6. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2361; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

.... Can it be uninstalled?

25. eanfoso

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

Of course, unlike android, blackberry and ios you can uninstall apps that come with the mobile.

7. benno

Posts: 94; Member since: Apr 17, 2015

Candy crush is easily the best phone game, it's got stupid childish graphics but the core game play is brilliant. I'm not sure why they would prefer install it though. Odd.

10. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Yes, let's install the old version of the game while the soda one, which is actually new, is still unavailable. Which you will find out after trying to find it in the store. Seriously, why do this???

20. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

Soda Crush is available for PC, but not for phones in the store! Probably coming soon™

11. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Well windows has minesweeper and solitaire installed before so I guess Candy Crush is the new solitaire. Blackberry installed word mole and that pong type ridiculously hard paddle game.

12. lylee73

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Well I'm now pissed off.

13. miketer

Posts: 532; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

What an important piece of news.

14. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

wow what a selling feature!

15. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Well that's just did it. I now have 0 interest in this phone now.

24. jojon

Posts: 435; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

..the fact that you can un- instal tells me you never had in any interest in buying one anyway..just wanted to be dramatic

26. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

Nah it was a joke my friend. I am interested in this device.

16. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014


17. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

When will they update Lumia 930 to Windows 10 monile??

28. Plutonium239

Posts: 1232; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Yes, the 930 will be upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile.

18. iMichael unregistered

Can't beat Apple when it comes to bloatware!

19. avishekmukherjee

Posts: 362; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Lol Microsoft you are genius

22. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

Not interested in games but I really want the lumia 950 xl

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