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Watch the entry-level Nokia Lumia 520 run Windows 10 Mobile Technical Preview on video

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Watch the entry-level Nokia Lumia 520 run Windows 10 Mobile Technical Preview on video
Earlier this month, Microsoft had said that some entry-level Lumia models with 512MB of RAM would receive the Preview version of Windows 10 Mobile. Additionally, Joe Belfiore recently hinted that some of these low end models could receive parts of Windows 10 Mobile when the update goes live. One model not receiving the Technical Preview is the most popular Windows Phone model of all time, the Nokia Lumia 520

The guys at XDA developed a hack for the update, which was applied to the Nokia Lumia 520. Microsoft has warned those interested in trying this out, that they have a high probability of turning their phone into a brick. Good thing that Microsoft is selling the Lumia 520 on eBay for $29.

Despite the warning from Microsoft, the hack worked well on the particular Lumia 520 seen in the video, even running personal assistant Cortana and the personal assistant's new interface on Windows 10 Mobile. The speed of her responses did leave something to be desired, however.

Other interesting things seen on the video include a new calculator with a built in units converter, a new settings interface and a quick look at the new Office apps. It's an interesting look at what Windows Phone users can look forward to once Windows 10 Mobile starts rolling out for real later this year.



source: HansVillegas via WMPoweruser

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posted on 16 Feb 2015, 00:51

1. vincelongman (Posts: 5068; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Nice, I doubt Samsung, LG, HTC and Sony will update their entry phones to 5.0 or 5.1
I think the Moto E and the Nexus One are the only entry level Android that will get 5.0 or 5.1

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 01:04 2

3. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1524; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Yeah most Android OEMs are lazy they just don't care about low-mid range phones. They release 50+ phones a year and they never get updated to the latest OS version. Only nexus and Moto care for their phones since they are small in Number.

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 01:07 1

4. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1524; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


I've owned Xperia M,C and galaxy core but never received any updates at all.

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 01:17 1

5. joey_sfb (Posts: 6600; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


May i know why you buy so many low end phone? Microsoft updating low end phone is out of their character don't expect them to do so when Windows 10 phones are successfully.

Any user interested in update should get flag ship or nexus phone. So far none of the flag ship are being left out. They get at least one update in their life cycle.

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 01:27 3

6. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1524; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


I buy low end because I my earnings are not so high.
"Microsoft updating low end phone is out of their character don't expect them to do so when Windows 10 phones are successfully." That is yet to be seen
"Any user interested in update should get flag ship or nexus phone. " what logic is that? There are low ends phones which is updated to the latest like Moto devices. There Is no rule which states low end should not be updated. Then why should Moto updating their devices to lollipop or Lumias getting updates to latest WP versions. All devices capable of running latest updates should be updated. If one can't support so many devices why are they releasing so many phones?
Give credit where its due.

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 01:45

7. joey_sfb (Posts: 6600; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Not all lumia will be updated plus WP7 phone has no access to skype messenging. Is that not a fact?

You can give credit to Microsoft for the good job done while i know you need to be smart to keep yourself from getting burnt.

Motorola is so far great at updating their phone but there was a time that they themselves did nothing much about phone update as well.

Bottomline your money, you have to be smart with it.

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 01:49 4

10. sip1995 (Posts: 1687; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


All Windows Phones 8/8.1 can be updated to Windows 10, but features may vary.....read before commenting.

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 02:49 3

14. vincelongman (Posts: 5068; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Oh so its like how Apple disable some features on older devices

But still, an update is better than no update, which isn't the case for most low/mid Android phones

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 03:52 2

16. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1524; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


The things is that we live in present so far MS did pretty good job with WP8 Lumia when it comes to updates (whether it is low/mid/high end devices) . So far I'm greatly satisfied with low end WPs and their software support.
"Motorola is so far great at updating their phone but there was a time that they themselves did nothing much about phone update as well." May be they learned that software support is pretty important to customers.

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 14:34

22. elitewolverine (Posts: 5192; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Kinda lost at your reasoning. Below you talk about hangouts on 4.1 (an os released to manufactuering in late 2012). Yet Hangouts is device dependent and not all androids have access to it. Says so right in the playstore.

The difference here is this. WP7 started in 2010, which was when 2.2/2.3 was released. there is a plethora of devices stuck on 2.x that did not get official 4.x updates. And the ones that did, are still stuck on 4.0 or 4.1.

So you harp on windows for not supporting an os that is now 5yrs old, compare it to an os that is just 2yrs old in your 4.1, which is when win8 came out that well has access to skype. Your reasoning makes no sense. You are all over the map.

The better question regarding your Neptune Pine example, is why is it still on 4.1? Why not 4.4? or 5.0? Is it because of specs? developer? ASOP? Should there not be many benefits from going from 4.1 to 4.4 at the very least? Is 4.4 not supposed to be the lowend android version? Also claiming 4.1 on such a device is nothing to brag about, that OS came out 2+yrs ago. Talk to me when the device runs android 5.1 without lag. This is what 521/520 users will be getting. A modern OS installed on 2012 Hardware.

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 20:23

23. joey_sfb (Posts: 6600; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Surprised you don't do your research this round. You usually come armed to the teeths ready to ripe me apart.

Neptune pine is a kickstarter device that was released late during KK time frame. I have pledged for 3 smartwatches in kickstarter so far only Neptune come through. I am happy with it.

http://www.neptunepine.com/#experiment

posted on 18 Feb 2015, 12:35

26. elitewolverine (Posts: 5192; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Golf clap for the links you provided? Yes I knew what your device was/is. Still waiting for why it is not on 4.4, that os is now a year old, and 5.0 has been out for almost 4 months.

Yes we know Skype doesn't work on windows 7 phones anymore, just like google hangouts wont work pre 2.3 (and even some 2.3 devices are not included, its device dependent).

We can talk about virus updates all day long, wasn't it android that is not releasing a patch for its included browser that affects a combined 49% of their user base? Sure the obvious answer is to download another app, just like the obvious answer is to buy a 30-50 win8.1 phone at Walmart. And while I cannot find any windows 7 phone devices for sale brand new, I can find android 2.3 for sale.

Meh in the end, point still stands, you went on a random wild goose chase in hopes that your jab of MS out of character updates would somehow stick.

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 20:29

24. joey_sfb (Posts: 6600; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


http://www.neptunepine.com/data-sheet

posted on 17 Feb 2015, 20:37

25. joey_sfb (Posts: 6600; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Microsoft EOL policy suck big time. Cutting off basic support services like messaging and anti virus definition update are just low. Even Apple don't do that to their user.

I hope Microsoft would stop such practices.

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 02:04 2

13. Gemmol (Posts: 792; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


low end android are horrible in my experience, if it aint using the 4.4 update or higher with great specs, be prepare to have a lot of problems, from app crash, to reboots, to etc.........low end windows so much better, and less problems, and way less app crash......its actually useable............@joey_sfb is crazy.....all windows phone 8 or 8.1 are getting updated.....they explain why Windows 7 phone cannot update, if you so much in the past, bring up old androids that never made it to 4.0

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 06:58

19. joey_sfb (Posts: 6600; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Gemmol its untrue that ALL low end android has performance problems. I have Neptune Pine a lowly 512 MB ram with 2G internal store with zero app not even the playstore is installed. However there a built in MicroSD that has a 64GB storage.

Its running the first version of jellybean 4.1.1, i still get by installing the playstore, hangout, whatapps, Google maps, setup my email.

Sync my Google phone contact and use my only smartwatch that has microSIM that can make call and sms independently without another phone.

Its great and super geeky. Lol!

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 07:12 2

20. joey_sfb (Posts: 6600; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Gemmol i did not call you crazy just because we share a different opinions. I said WP7 do not get access to Skype messaging service because its Microsoft business to cut WP7 loose.

Please read and stay civil. I really down that people are killing one another because of different faith and believe. Please don't bring such altitude to smartphone discussion.

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 01:59

12. Gemmol (Posts: 792; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


That is sad a flagship only get like 1 update, some get 2, but not all. This my experience with android, say you do get the update, the phone acts up to the point you want to upgrade.

At least with developer preview you get more than 1 update a year, and it do not depend on carriers. Microsoft said earlier this year, in the future developer preview may come with firmware updates, if this is true, no more windows phone will depend on carrier, we will all get our firmware updates from Microsoft. This lets me know my phone will be taken care of not be forgotten like past android phones. I cannot talk about apple because I never own one.

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 05:03 2

17. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3814; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


You mean the phones in the Android One series, not the Nexus One. The Nexus One was released in January of 2010.

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 05:47

18. vincelongman (Posts: 5068; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Oh right, I keep mixing that up

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 01:00 4

2. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1524; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Wow that's wonderful. A low end phone released almost 2 year ago still getting support is unbelievable. Awesome. Thumbs up to MS and Nokia.

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 01:52

11. Gemmol (Posts: 792; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


I would do the hack and update my 1520, but I will wait on Microsoft, not in a hurry, but its great that everyone out there are trying it

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 03:22 1

15. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1583; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Folks if you want a Nokia lumia 520 windows smartphone you had better buy one fast Microsoft has em on sale on Ebay at super low prices. I think Microsoft will soon discontinue selling any Nokia lumia smart phones and only sell "Microsoft Brand name Lumia smart phones. It looks like Microsoft is getting rid of all it's Nokia lumia 520 smart phones and no more will be made to sell on the market place. a popular model is gone forever

posted on 16 Feb 2015, 08:44

21. corporateJP (Posts: 2458; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


This has to be a new record for the most amount of drunk people in one thread not named Live it up or Crispy Guzman.

I've got a non-flagship Moto G that has received the last two updates with no issue.

And, yeah, get your last of the real Nokia's before they're gone...Microsoft has to get to the base of that bucket...the golden nail for their own coffin is at the bottom...

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