Windows 10 for phones currently being tested at Microsoft

Windows 10 for phones currently being tested at Microsoft
The Windows 10 Technical Preview has been out for a while, but we haven't heard too much about the update for mobile devices. We expect to hear quite a bit, because the plan is supposedly to finally make Windows into one converged platform that is the same at the system level on all devices, but with the UI optimized for the form factor (similar to the plans we've been seeing for Ubuntu.) But, we may get to hear a bit more about Windows 10 for phones soon.

According to Nawzil, a reliable source for Microsoft news, there are three builds of Windows being tested on phones internally at Microsoft. There are two major updates to Windows Phone 8.1 being tested; but, even more interestingly, there is a build of Windows 10 for phones being tested. Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 has already begun rolling out to bring Cortana to more regions. WP 8.1 Update 2 is expected to bring Cortana to more regions, as well as adding a data toggle in the Action Center, allow for sortable settings, and adding support for new processors. 

Unfortunately, we don't really know what to expect for Windows 10 on phones. It is expected to bring side-by-side multitasking on tablets and full Office Touch, but otherwise, we're in the dark. Maybe, if it is being tested internally, we may get more leaks on it though. 

source: @Nawzil via WMPU

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54 Comments

1. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

i feel you microsoft lumia.

2. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

maybe we will finally be able to use a smartphone in this manner http://youtu.be/VbOCp6ruans but with windows

10. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

HD-10

3. jedpatrickdatu

Posts: 169; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

I hope Windows 10 for phones comes out at the same time as for desktop.

13. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Hopefully sooner for dev users. Already heavy breathing that it is in testing.

16. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

It should, since W10 is supposed to be a unified system; it wouldn't make sense to release them separately...

4. timepilot84

Posts: 113; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

I hope they give up on trying to repeat Apple's success with their app store and make the phone version as open as the desktop. That stupid restriction kills my interest in the Windows Phone platform.

5. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Microsoft is well on the way to making the desktop as closed as the phone. They just don't get that app stores, while handy, don't provide much benefit for many types of applications.

7. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Windows Phone is as open as Stock Android if not more so, maybe you haven't used one recently 8.1 brought a boatload of features don't focus on perception, look at the reality. What Microsoft is doing has never been done, its ahead of the curve with its OS design that others are now catching up and with Windows 10 phone OS implementation.

9. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

One day you will wake up from a massive Kool Aid hangover. And you will realize Microsoft is doing nothing interesting in mobile. Never has, never will.

11. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

yup the same kool aid you drink, I can always count on you to come in a wp article and just blab.

41. sgodsell

Posts: 7514; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I can't believe any idiot (liveitup) would say that WP is as open as stock Android. First of all Android OS is open and there is even source code for it. Can the same be said for WP? Well the world knows the answer to this, but clearly you don't liveitup. WP and all of MS OS's are closed source. Second and most importantly can you unlock any bootloader on any WP 8.x device? Currently no WP device being sold today can you ever get access to its boot loader. So you can't even try to put another OS on a WP 8.x device. You keep going on that WP has been ahead of the curve and brought a boat load of features. Features that have been on Android for ages. Some have just hit WP recently. Consumer VPN is only just going to hit WP with the latest update. Notifications only came in WP8.1

42. sgodsell

Posts: 7514; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I should have added that you should stop spreading your lies. All you have done is shown the world that you are a liar.

17. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Lol... Speaking of Kool Aid hangover. You're statement sir is not even in the hangover stage... You're in the completely belligerent. Not to say I agree with Liveitup.

25. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

You saying that to me is like a pot calling kettle black, you are one with hatred, its almost like Microsoft slept with your significant other, why the hate and trolling?. Sorry man but I any person with any true measure of decency can see how much Windows Phone UI has influenced design language. People like you can't give credit where it is due. Windows 10 which runs one adoptive OS across a different range of devices has never been done, this makes updates, security, visual changes, write once run apps across devices etc are are futuristic thinking, cloud and mobile, how is that not trendsetting ?.

20. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Man stop joking. Wp doesn't even have a quick mobile data toggle, and can you change that ugly homescreen with some launcher? Open lol!

26. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

That ugly homescreen is the one that HTC copied for the Android flagship HTC one Blinkfeed, its that OS homescreen that Samsung was mimicking with Magazine UI and as I've said before you will probably see the next Samsung Homescreen go Tiled based interface , its like Android OEMs are running away from Android homescreen towards WP Tiled based UI, watch as time goes by Tiles which you bash will be the norm. In terms of homescreen transparent Tiles are killer cool, that parallax effect is awesome, i change my wallpaper daily, Live Folders makes those found on Android and iOS look dated. In terms of quick mobile data toggle I simply swipe down on Action center my data setting is right there I can add any settings feature for quick access. Thats quick enough for me.

29. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Meh, blinkfeed was one of the most hated widget of Sense 5, htc made it optional. Magazine UX was ill-fated, Samsung removed it soon after anyway.

31. hemedans

Posts: 761; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

android doesnt even allow to block background individual app but wp8.1 can and this is poweruser feature. admit it wp8.1 is good os same as android

35. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

36. hemedans

Posts: 761; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

man i use android, when you close background apps they keep opening again, only option is to block all background apps there is no way to block them individually. do you have android device? then try and close background apps after 5 minutes check them again if they are still closed.

32. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

I'm not joking in notification and actions feature within settings you can you can add your quick actions. From there I turn my data on and off. Funny thing is that even while you praise launchers Google is busy trying to get rid of bloatware, looking clean, flat minimalistic, trying to get OEMs on board with Android Silver stock Android. Pretty much following WP model, OEMs said no, point is to each their own. Transparent Tiles are awesome you enjoy your launchers I'll enjoy my Tiles. In app purchase, the three dot menu and its animations, the Android L lockscreen animation, free trial apps before you buy are just some of the things thats been on WP that Android already borrowed or going to be borrowing. Point is not all smartphones will have the same features at the same time at some point others will borrow what you have.

43. sgodsell

Posts: 7514; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I guess you really can help yourself liveitup. You need help badly. I suggest you find some good psychiatric help. First of all in-app purchase's started with Apple back in 2009. Then shortly after Google introduced it to Android. Now wait for it, if WP came out in 2010. Then how could WP even offer in-app payments before? Seek help liar.

21. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

And that "boatload of features" was nothing but copy/paste of android 4.0 and 4.1 changelog. WP8.1 is clearly a catchup play by MS.

22. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Let their enjoy while they can.WP marketshare will drop like Felix Baumgartner after Nokia brand is removed.

24. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Lol, I can't stand Fakeitup crapping same fake BS on and on

54. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"Lol, I can't stand Fakeitup crapping same fake BS on and on" No kidding. Even if Fakeitup was the last WP user on Earth, I have come to believe that he would still be crapping his lies.

27. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Just like how Android L is a catch up to Windows Phone visually.

28. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

And WP8.1 is catch up to Android 4.0 in every other way.

30. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Yes it played catchup, and now android is more beautiful.

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