Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones is now available to some Windows Phone users

Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones is now available to some Windows Phone users
If you are an enrolled member of the Windows Insider program and have the Windows Insider app on your phone, the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones is now available to those sporting certain Windows Phone handsets. Keep in mind that this is not the same thing as the Preview for Developers program. Where the latter usually offers something close to the final version of a new software build, the Technical Preview is far from being the final build. That means that you should expect to see bugs, and lots of them.

Since the apps that are available now support Windows Phone 8.1, if you do decide to install the Technical Preview there is a good chance that your apps will not run as smoothly as you are accustomed to seeing. If you have just one Windows Phone device, think carefully before installing the Technical Preview. We don't know how difficult it will be to rollback your update to Windows Phone 8.1 if necessary. You could end up losing the most basic capabilities of your phone, and not be able to make or take calls on it. Do you really want to take that risk?

The Windows 10 Preview is available for the Nokia Lumia 630, Lumia 635, Lumia 636, Lumia 638, Lumia 730 and Lumia 830. New features include expanded Action Center, Touch versions of the Office suite, enhanced speech to text capabilities and more.

If you do decide to install the Technical Preview of Windows 10 for phones, remember that you are being asked to provide feedback to Microsoft. That is technically the reason why Microsoft allows you to get the update in advance. No one is holding a gun to your head, but if you do follow-up with Microsoft, you are helping the company help you.



source: Windows, WindowsInsider via WindowsCentral

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23 Comments

1. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Grrrr, nothing except SD400s. The only thing I don't have. Now just for the s4 and gig ram, that'd be great.

2. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Anybody have a link for the insider app?

3. djripster

Posts: 141; Member since: Dec 10, 2011

Here's a link to the Windows Insider app... Almost thinking of picking up a Lumia 635 on Amazon to test out the preview.. Its going for around $45 I think http://www.windowsphone.com/s?appId=ed2b1421-6414-4544-bd8d-06d58ee402a5

4. Penny

Posts: 1851; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

That's cheap. There was a deal last week where you could get a one year XBOX Music membership plus a free Lumia 635 for $99. Should have taken that.

6. davisrases

Posts: 23; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

That's insanely cheap! Here in India no such promo is available though at about $110 it still is a great deal. And sorry, it's the 630 single sim that retails for that price.

16. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

You should get the 535 instead of 630. You can get it for around $110 while having the advantages of 1GB ram, 5mp front cam, flash etc. 512mb ram can suffer till they polish the software.

15. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Thank you!

5. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

This is the exact reason why I like WP.... Doing things different...

17. timukh

Posts: 295; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Yeah and if you follow Joe Belfiore on twitter it is an amazing experiece too! He replies to a lot of people and not just the important or media persons. All in all a fun person to follow :)

7. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Not so much here on iPhone Arena, but the moaning and b******g on Windows Central and other WP sites is amazing. Who in their right mind would install a glorified Alpha on a high-end device like a 1520? It makes perfect sense to try this out on a budget device like a 635. Work out the kinks, then release it for the big boys.

8. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

And, it's not yet available for high end devices yet..

9. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

They need feedback from all the devices, not just those with a SD 400. And for many people, that is the only phone they have. Most people aren't going to just burn away money just to try out a preview if they already have a very capable phone in front of them. And there is a rollback tool anyway, so I don't see why not. Something goes wrong, just go back to 8.1. Simple.

10. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Because its not that simple, windows team gave a very good explanation of why its not out yet for more. People need to read.

12. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I know, it was because of some OS partitioning. They still could have waited and made one bigger release. And by the sounds of it, the preview is really broken and could have been worked on a bit more.

13. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I dropped it on a 635 I have laying around. I don't know what your sources are but you can hear it straight from the horse's mouth: it works great. Even on a piss-poor device like the 635, the changes are very good. The "resuming" has been put out to pasture. App switching is very smooth and the changes, while subtle, are very welcome. At long last we have the choice of being able to have a blank home screen with just a background picture. No tiles required. The settings menu has been changed for the better and there's a fully functional file manager onboard. The calculator has more functions than even the class-setting one found on PalmOS. With each soft reset (done purposely) it's gotten quicker and the Lumia Camera app is now the default. I didn't think a 1st-run preview would work so well. I'm sure there are some glitches but for now it's excellent. Can't wait to put it on my Unicorn 1520.

14. Extraneus

Posts: 121; Member since: Jun 02, 2012

Good for you, and sounds great. Still heard lots of complaints about glitches and such, but of course that's to be expected from an unfinished product. Nice to know someone is enjoying the ride. Looking forward to seeing it on my 1520! :-)

18. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

There is an entire list of bugs that affect the preview, mostly things being switched on and not turning on. It also eats battery a lot faster and the phone runs hotter. When switching apps, there is a blue screen before it goes into the app.

19. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I noticed the blue screen as well on my friends, since i gave my throw away 635 to my dad once his fliphone died, me waiting for it to hit the 930.

20. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The blue screen goes away after a few resets, that's the OS settling (just like WinMo used to do, which is why I did it). I didn't have my device on long enough to notice any significant battery drain but it did get warm. As the OS settles, I'm sure the warming will subside (I wouldn't call it overheating) as the CPU gets its s**t together. It's not perfect. Far from it, but for a 1st release it's an excellent build. I'm not used to seeing previews this well conceived.

11. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I would, but that's cause its me. But I can wait.

21. m.mahdix

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

Hi is VPN change in windows phone 10 ? for example add and thanks

22. m.mahdix

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

Hi is VPN change in windows phone 10 ? for example add PPTP and L2TP thanks

23. box14380

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Wtf, why the hell Nokia 909 aka Nokia Lumia 1020 is not included or not to be compatible in this Windows 10 update. Well never mind, I just upgraded my Laptop running the stable Windows 7 and what happened was the Windows 10 Technical Preview might have full of bugs and it caused to bricked my Toshiba Satellite U840W-B074 laptop. Damn, the laptop is no longer usable as the OS is being corrupted and nothing good happens even if I already did the Recovery System from it's harddrive.

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