After inexplicably supporting only a tiny subset of Lumia handsets with the first release of Windows 10 Technical Preview 2 for Phones, Microsoft announced today that the next release will support many more models.
You may recall my outrage that Microsoft didn’t communicate which phones it would support with the first release of Windows 10 Technical Preview 2 for Phones last time around. (Mostly on Twitter.) Well, they heard me, and everyone else who complained. And this time they’re being quite clear about which phones they will support. Better yet, it’s a long list. A pleasantly long list.
“[Recent] testing will allow us to support A LOT more phones for the next flight,” Microsoft’s Gabe Aul writes in a post to the Blogging Windows blog. “I get a ton of questions every day on Twitter about when your favorite phones will be usable, and I’m happy to report that the vast majority will be supported with the next flight.”
With the caveat that some phones could be pulled at the last minute because of compatibility problems, here’s the preliminary list of handset models that Microsoft will support with the next public build of Windows 10 Technical Preview 2 for Phones:
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
No, there are no non-Lumias on there. But come on, it’s a huge list. And is more akin to what I expected to see for the initial release. And now it’s just a waiting game. I cannot wait to get a more up-to-date build on a phone I can actually use day-to-day.
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