Two months after its initial release, Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 Technical Preview for 35 Lumia smartphones. Calling it Build 10051, it is now available to those in the Insider Program who have signed up for the ‘Fast’ ring. This new build comes with new and updated apps, bug fixes and an early version of Project Spartan. Also Read - Xbox Series X restock in India possible by early August, no news on Series S
Project Spartan will not be the default browser, but will run side by side next to Internet Explorer 11. It can be found in the ‘All Apps’ list and can be pinned to the Start Screen. This build also features redesigned Outlook mail, Outlook Calendar, People, Messaging, Phone and Maps apps. Also Read - Xbox Game Pass: List of games coming to consoles in July, big games releasing next month
The Lumia 640XL is not getting the update due to some coding issue. “Unfortunately there is an issue with scaling on certain devices (930, Icon, and 640XL) which makes the UI too small to be usable, and we need to add code to support new scaling thresholds for these devices. That work is underway, so we expect to see support for them in the near future. I know some of you will be disappointed, but trust me that you want us to make that fix before we send it out to you,” said Gabriel Aul, engineering General manager at Microsoft. Also Read - Top 5 Minecraft Mobile seeds to build a world and where to find them
Here is the list of devices supported by the new build release:
Lumia 1020, Lumia 1320, Lumia 1520, Lumia 520, Lumia 525, Lumia 526, Lumia 530, Lumia 530 Dual Sim, Lumia 535, Lumia 620, Lumia 625, Lumia 630, Lumia 630 Dual Sim, Lumia 635, Lumia 636, Lumia 638, Lumia 720, Lumia 730, Lumia 730 Dual SIM, Lumia 735, Lumia 810, Lumia 820, Lumia 822, Lumia 830, Lumia 920, Lumia 925, Lumia 928, 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 and Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM.
If your phone is already on the Windows 10 Technical Preview, you can go to Settings apps Update & recovery Phone update and check for updates. It is important to note that this is just a preview build, therefore it is going to come with rough edges, and not as polished as you might expect.
Microsoft said it would be bringing the Windows 10 Technical Preview to non-Lumia phones soon. Lastly, Windows encouraged Build 10051 users to give them feedback to help them fine tune it further.