Windows 10 Technical Preview hits Windows Phone

Microsoft had announced the Windows 10 for all its devices including mobile as well desktop recently. It was in moniker a major jump straight from Windows 8.1 to 10 but the features definitely did not make everything look like a great deal of change. However, if you are interested in trying out the latest Windows 10 for your Lumia device, you can do that as Microsoft has started seeding the Technical Preview.

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In order to install Windows Phone 10 Technical Preview on your device, you will need to get Windows Insider App from Windows Phone app store. After installing the application, you will have to sign up in it and leave your details to get the update. Post this, all the updates that are released by Microsoft will be in the form of OTA directly.

Currently, only the Lumia 630, 635, 638, 730 and 830 are getting the update to Windows 10. However, some of the users of the Lumia 830 have said that while Windows Phone 8.1 update had made the device lag fairly consistently, the Windows 10 update has made the whole experience totally unusable and really slow. So, we would warn you to be really careful and be sure of what you are getting into when you update the device.

Some of the new Windows 10 update features included are:

  • Full-size Background Image for Start: We believe phones should be intensely personal – so we’ve added another option to customize the start screen with a full-size background image.
  • More Quick Actions in Action Center: We’ve increased the number of quick actions available to you. Windows Phone 8.1 has four programmable quick actions – but with Windows 10 you also get an expanded view that can now have up to three rows.
  • Interactive Notifications: Notifications are now interactive, allowing you to take action directly like dismissing an alarm, or seeing images for maps. For example, for text messages, when the toast pops, you can quickly reply inline via text or voice.
  • Significantly enhanced speech-to-text capability: You can talk to virtually any data field you choose. Your words show up as you speak them – and punctuation appears automatically.  This feature is smart enough to understand when to use ‘two’ – the number — instead of ‘too’ as in ‘also’.
  • More powerful Photos app: From your very first launch, Photos will show the aggregated set of all your local photos and all your OneDrive photos


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