More Windows Phone devices to get Windows 10 Technical Preview

When Windows 10 Technical Preview was announced, only a limited set of phones namely Lumia 630, Lumia 635, Lumia 636, Lumia 638, Lumia 730 and Lumia 830 were able to run Windows Phone 10 OS. One of the main reasons for this restriction of devices was because of the lack of sufficient system partition sizes configured by the manufacturer which was necessary for upgrading to Windows 10. Microsoft reportedly worked on a feature called “partition stitching” which would allow them to re-size the system partition dynamically, so that it enables larger set of phones to do the upgrade.

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Windows 10 Technical Preview for all Lumia phones

In one of the Windows blogs, Microsoft provided an update sharing the status of the development work which is underway to bring Windows 10 to large set of phones:

  • Partition stitching feature is in final stage where it has reached main code branch last week and is being actively being tested for quality evaluations by storage and filesystems team.
  • Within Microsoft, the internal testing of final builds on individual devices are in progress.
  • Feedback from Twitter and Windows community are actively heard and necessary changes have been done. The continuous feedback and testing is on swing, in order to support the entire range of Windows phones.
  • The next Windows 10 build for phone is going to add support for China mobile operators which is a welcome news for Windows insiders in China.

Following are the preliminary list of devices which would get Windows 10 technical preview in the next flight:

  • Lumia 1020
  • Lumia 1320
  • Lumia 1520
  • Lumia 520
  • Lumia 525
  • Lumia 526
  • Lumia 530
  • Lumia 530 Dual Sim
  • Lumia 535
  • Lumia 620
  • Lumia 625
  • Lumia 630
  • Lumia 630 Dual Sim
  • Lumia 635
  • Lumia 636
  • Lumia 638
  • Lumia 720
  • Lumia 730
  • Lumia 730 Dual SIM
  • Lumia 735
  • Lumia 810
  • Lumia 820
  • Lumia 822
  • Lumia 830
  • Lumia 920
  • Lumia 925
  • Lumia 928
  • Lumia ICON
  • Microsoft Lumia 430
  • Microsoft Lumia 435
  • Microsoft Lumia 435 Dual SIM
  • Microsoft Lumia 435 Dual SIM DTV
  • Microsoft Lumia 532
  • Microsoft Lumia 532 Dual SIM
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 Dual SIM
  • Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM

 of Microsoft who leads the Windows Insiders team hinted in the blog, that it will take at least a week for them to bring the latest build on its all range of phones.

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Chethan Thimmappa is a technology blogger and a mobile app developer. His areas of interests lies in Windows, Windows Phone, Cross-Platform App development and End-user design paradigms. He is passionate about cars and bikes.