back to article Wanna run Windows 10 Preview on your Lumia? Of course you do. Now 33 mobes supported

Microsoft has issued another build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones, around two months since the last build was released. The new version, Build 10051, is only being made available to members of the Fast release ring of the Windows Insider program for now, so you can bet it has a few rough edges. The most …

  1. jnemesh

    You have a LUMIA???

    BWAH HA HA HA HA HA HA <gasp> HA HA HA HA! No, seriously, what do you really use?

    1. cambsukguy

      Re: You have a LUMIA???

      Jeez, these d-bags STILL exist on here?

      Isn't there some way to vote wankers off the forums? How did they get rid of that Eadon fellow?

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: You have a LUMIA???

        I really wouldn't worry about someone who actually laughs at what kind of phone is used by others. Pity, yes. Sympathy for their mother, yes.

      2. Sandtitz Silver badge

        Re: You have a LUMIA???

        "How did they get rid of that Eadon fellow?"

        "Head-on" showed his usual displeasure on Trevor Pott's lack of integrity - i.e. using MS software instead of Linux - in one of Trevor's articles, and pop went the weasel.

      3. RyokuMas
        Facepalm

        Re: You have a LUMIA???

        I asked for that functionality over two years ago.

        The sad truth is some people just can't let things go... we can only hope that they eventually go postal enough to get themselves banned, a la Eadon

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: You have a LUMIA???

          Funnily enough, the first Lumia I have actually seen in real life was this weekend -- a friend's I replaced a smashed screen on (well, smashed digitizer, but the gits have fused the two together like Apple on the 830 -- not as cheap to replace though).

          Very annoyingly WP8.1 has a bug that puts it into flight mode after prolonged battery outage and STICKS it there -- you can't get out of flight mode rendering the phone as not-a-phone. I tried the WP10 preview to see if it fixed it but it doesn't. Apparently the usual fix is to go back to WP8.0 then upgrade again, but the 830 doesn't have a WP8.0 version available so possibly it's karked. Anyone with any tips I'd be most grateful (I've tried hard reset and even Nokia Software Recovery Tool re-install).

          A lot of people who report having this problem online are typical MS users and just seem to accept that this kind of bug is acceptable and they'll have to buy a new phone.

          Sheesh. Never thought I'd be on here asking for WP tips, sorry folks (hence the AC).

          Aside: the hardware looked quite nice, and the OS was responsive (if non-operational phone-wise), but the navigation and especially the "settings" were a MESS. The settings might be easier to navigate if you were using vi on a .ini file.

    2. Munkstar

      Re: You have a LUMIA???

      Well yeah, a 735, far better value than Android/iOS

    3. fruitoftheloon
      WTF?

      To the idiot: Re: You have a LUMIA???

      You are a prick, kindly do us (and you) a favour and FUCK OFF!

      That feels better.

      And no I don't have an MS phone, haven't used one either....

      J.

    4. Munkstar

      Re: You have a LUMIA???

      What did daddy buy you?

  2. Roger B

    My 625 is ready

    The preview app is installed, the option is there, I am just a little hesitant to jump in on day 1, I'll try and give it a week and see if anyone has issues.

    1. dogged

      Re: My 625 is ready

      I wouldn't. It's buggy and known to be so. If you don't use the handset as your primary then okay but this isn't "daily driver" material yet by a long way.

  3. Ye Gads

    It's a mixed bag: the calendar app is much improved but email feels like it's taken a step backwards: you have one app for all your mailboxes but it shows each email account as a distinct entity. I rather liked the idea of linking email accounts so I could have one mailbox for my main account and have my secondary accounts in a linked mailbox.

    Settings is somewhat more confusing with a series of submenus; it's harder to find what you're looking for sometimes.

    I've also found that it sucks the battery dry pretty quickly.

    Other than that I don't see a huge change on the overall user experience.

    Meh...

  4. Adam Jarvis

    New OS v Supporting old Nokia Lumias

    Windows Phone 7 was a 'stepping stone' OS, Windows Phone 8/8.1 is all but another stepping stone OS, with built-in face saving.

    While its commendable Microsoft are throwing TPs/Betas at (Nokia) Lumia Hardware, its starting to look like dev time on upgradeabilty of existing hardware, will be an the expense of getting Windows 10 for mobiles on brand new hardware, finished and out by October 2015.

    Given how difficult its proving in terms of backwards compatibility, you'd be forgiven for thinking Microsoft and Nokia never had any upgrade strategy in place for Windows Phone 8.1 to a subsequent OS, but have decided you can pi.ss off your loyal customers once, but not twice, but is it worth it if you then miss the next wave of tech innovation? 2016 here we come...

    1. GitMeMyShootinIrons

      Re: New OS v Supporting old Nokia Lumias

      "Windows Phone 8/8.1 is all but another stepping stone OS, with built-in face saving"

      I can agree about version 7 - Microsoft said as much. To accuse 8/8.1 as a stepping stone is essentially saying that all OS are stepping stone to the next release. 8.x has been around since 2012 - that's a hell of a big stepping stone. Not to mention quite substantial upgrade releases in between. The most I can agree with is 8.1 being a stepping stone from 8.0 to 10.

      Or, to put it another way iOS 6 was released around the same time - are 6, 7 and 8 all stepping stone OS to whatever is next? Or how about Android 4.1-4.4 as stepping stones to 5? Nah, I don't think so.

  5. neozeed

    return to zork

    what i really want is a new zork game.

    And some rye.

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