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.
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 530 Dual Sim
Lumia 630 Dual Sim
Lumia 730 Dual SIM
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
Gabe Aul 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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