Those of you in the know, may have heard that in January, Microsoft showed off it’s Windows 10 Consumer Preview, including the new Spartan Browser and a host of new ideas for the next generation of the Windows Operating System.
One point of interest that was only briefly shown off, was Windows 10 for phones. As of earlier this week, subscribers of the Windows Insider program, can now install test builds of the new operating system.
In terms of features, this build is extremely rough and will not work with a wide variety of devices. Currently, only a few select Microsoft Lumia devices will support the phone, with more support to come with later iterations. Support is currently available for the, 630, 730, 635, 636,and 830, with support for the 1520 and other devices, coming at a later date.
Some of the new features, including the enhanced notification center, email, and map application are just the tip of an already exciting iceberg.
Those who want to try Windows Phone 10 or Windows 10 for PC, can learn more about from the Windows Insider program here. Also Windows Phone users, should install the Insider Application, for frequent updates of the latest builds of Windows 10 for phones. Which can be found here.
Finally, word of warning. These builds are rough and should not be used with your daily device unless your brave or feeling adventurous, because there are features missing and some that have bugs and issues that may not be fully ironed out yet.