Microsoft Pushes New Windows 10 Preview
Dec 5, 2015, 8:57 AM by Eric M. Zeman
Microsoft has released another technical preview for Windows 10 Mobile, and the company said is changing its strategy for previews moving forward. Microsoft pushed build 10586 a few weeks ago, which is the same build new Windows 10 handsets are based on. Microsoft said users on the 10586 preview and the shipping version of Windows 10 should expect to see the number of updates increase over the coming weeks and into the new year as it addresses user feedback. The newest release is 10586.29, which Microsoft says is a cumulative update that tackles issues in build 10586 only. It improves application backwards compatibility for Windows Phone 8.1 devices; improves edge performance and stability; improves auto-completion with URL editing tweaks; and improves Bluetooth stability. Moreover, Microsoft is adding several new devices to the technical preview program, including the LG Lancet, Microsoft Lumia 550, Lumia 950, and Lumia 950 XL. These devices will be supported in the Windows Insider Fast and Slow Rings starting next week. Microsoft said it will release a new version of the Windows Device Recovery Tool to address detection issues with these handsets.
The LG Lancet is a low-cost Windows Phone that's easy grasp and offers a lot of value for the dollar with Microsoft's productivity apps on board. The Lancet proves that sometimes small stands tall.
Oct 6, 2015
Microsoft today announced the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, its own flagship phones for its new OS, Windows 10. The phones support Windows Continuum for an optional full Windows Desktop experience when connected to a desktop monitor.
The Lumia 950 is Microsoft's flagship phone for Windows 10. It continues the Lumia line while showcasing the new, unified Windows 10.
Microsoft's first Windows 10 Mobile handset, the Lumia 950, is here at last. This device boasts a beautiful screen and powerful camera, and includes unique features such as iris recognition biometrics and the ability to act as a full, desktop computer.
The 550 is Microsoft's new affordable Windows 10 phone. It has a remarkably low price for a device with an HD screen.
4.5" display 480 x 854 pixels
Snapdragon 410 processor 1 GB RAM
2,100 mAh battery
Memory Card Slot, Headphone Jack (3.5mm)
5.7" display QHD+ resolution
Snapdragon 810 processor 3 GB RAM
3,340 mAh battery
Memory Card Slot, Headphone Jack (3.5mm), NFC, Wireless Charging
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