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Windows 10 preview will soon be available for many more phones

Windows 10 preview will soon be available for many more phones

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Microsoft opened up its Windows 10 Technical Preview to Windows Phone users last month, but only a scant few Lumia devices were supported. That's soon about to change. Microsoft has announced a second round of devices that will be able to run the very latest builds of Windows 10, and the good news is that the list has expanded considerably. The bad news is that there are still a few notable absences, including the Lumia 930 and any HTC Windows Phone devices.

Lumia 930 not yet supported

Of course, you should still sit down for a minute and consider if you really want to install the Windows 10 Technical Preview on your phone. If your Windows Phone is your daily driver, it's probably not a good idea — the operating system is still rough around the edges. Dual-SIM features are still severely lacking, and Messaging lacks, search, message drafts, voice notes, spam filters, support for multiple attachments, and other features. In addition, Cortana only speaks English and Internet Tethering will break your phone if you don't turn it off before powering down your device.

The next Windows 10 build will likely come out next week — below is the preliminary list of all the devices it will support.

  • 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
  • Lumia ICON
  • 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

Correction: The Rooms feature has been discontinued on Windows Phone and will not be supported in Windows 10. You will lose access to your Rooms chat history if you upgrade. An earlier version of this article implied that support in Windows 10 was still in development — we regret the error.