The Windows 10 Technical Preview has been available to the Windows Insider Program for a little while now. At the Windows 10 announcement, Mircosoft said there was going to be new build available, as well as a Windows Phone 10 preview, and the day has come.
As a recap, Windows Phone 10 is the operating system that will run on phones and small tablets, presumable those less than 7 inches. Personalization is made easier with backgrounds and tweaks have been made to app accessibility and notifications. Notifications are especially being revamped, with added ability to respond from the notification shade, and not requiring users to open the app from which the notification came. You’ll also get a lot more Cortana integration. Updated Office, productivity, and entertainment apps are also featured in Windows Phone 10, including Outlook and the calendar application. One of the highly anticipated features of Windows 10 and Phone 10 is the new browser, Spartan.
Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones is here today, but it’s far from being finished. In fact, it’s fairly similar to your current phone (assuming you have Windows Phone 8.1)—just a little rougher around the edges, and with a lot more potential to grow.
The Technical Preview will only be available on the Lumia 630, 635, 636 638, 730, and 830 phones, so your out of luck otherwise. There are several other things that aren’t available in this build, like dual SIM support, Cortana is only available in English on US phones, and, if you rely on accessibility features, skip out on this build, because it is pretty bare bones.
Microsoft also tells you not to put this on your primary phone, and only to install it if you are very comfortable with Windows phone and could revert back to your previous OS if need be.
We’re not kidding about the expert thing. So if you think APN is a cable news network, Technical Preview may not be right for you.
So there you have it, visit the Windows Insider Program website to become an insider and download Windows Phone 10. Will you be a downloading the technical preview, or sticking it out until it’s ready for the public? Let us know in the comments below, or on social media!