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Microsoft’s Windows 10 Preview for phones is coming to the Lumia 1020 and others

Microsoft plans to considerably expand the reach of its Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones, adding support for a number of older and more high-end Windows Phone 8 devices.

The company launched the test suite, which features the first pieces of a considerably aesthetic overhaul of the Windows Phone operating system, in February. But at the time it was limited to devices like the Lumia 630, Lumia 635, Lumia 730, or Lumia 830 which shipped with Windows Phone 8.1.

Now, the company plans to expand its presence into older devices such as the venerable Lumia 1020 and a number of older devices like the Lumia 625, Lumia 820 and Lumia 925. The full list is below.

The reason for the long wait is an internal feature Microsoft had to develop called Partition Switching, which allows the company to dynamically resize the storage partitions of devices that ordinarily wouldn’t be able to fit the slightly larger Windows 10 codebase.

Microsoft claims that the initial Partition Switching submission has happened, and now it is testing individual phones for compatibility. It will pull the test for certain phones that contain bugs or don’t perform as expected.

  • 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

Microsoft isn’t saying when the next “flight” of updates will roll out, but it shouldn’t be long now.

[source]Blogging Windows[/source]

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