Preview of Windows 10 for phones is now out for (some) phones

Windows Phone logoMicrosoft said it would release the preview of Windows 10 for phones after the Seahawks won the Superbowl. That didn't happen, but the preview is out anyway... at least for some.

To get access to the new release, you need to do two things. First, install the Windows Insider app and sign in to it. Second, make sure your phone is on the list of supported models. Currently, that's quite a limited list: the Lumia 630, 635, 636, 638, 730 (though not the 735), and 830 are supported... and that's it. The very low-end Lumia 5xx and 4xx models aren't included, nor are the high-end 9xx, 10xx, 13xx, or 15xx devices.

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We've had a little look at what's included in Windows 10 for phones. But with the preview now out, we should get a much better look at the future of Windows smartphones.

On their official blog post Microsoft explains the limited set of hardware: older, high-end handsets will need to have their storage partitioning changed. A future version of the preview will do this, but the current version apparently cannot. The supported models are known to have the right partition layout from the factory, so avoid this problem.

Source: Ars Technica

Tags: Microsoft, OSes, smartphones, Windows 10

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