Microsoft has apparently rolled out the Windows 10 for phones technical preview build 10080. The interesting part, however, is that, along with the bundled improvements and fixes, this build reportedly adds support to important handsets like the Lumia 930, Lumia Icon, Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL. In addition, the first non-Lumia handset in the form of the HTC One (M8) for Windows has also been added to the list of supported devices.
Windows Central says before installing the Windows 10 for phones technical preview readers should note that build 10080 is not the “final build,” therefore many discrepancies and problems could arise. Hence, readers are advised not to install the new build on their “primary” device. Also, it is worth noting that the Windows Store beta is apparently available in the new Windows 10 build. This beta version reportedly allows users to install other previews like universal Office apps, Xbox, Music and Video. To top it off, the Windows Store beta now comes with a brand new visual design. Users can now browse, search, get movies/TV shows and download apps using the store.
Upon installing the Windows 10 for phones build 10080, users can open the Windows Store beta and install the universal MS Office apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Notably, these universal apps are touch-focused and, therefore, are built with tablets and phones in mind. Plus, they are reportedly optimized for viewing, editing, taking notes and also for mark-ups. In addition to these universal Office apps, interested readers can also try Xbox, Music Preview, Video Preview and the new Camera app.
Meanwhile, WinBeta says, the Xbox App is apparently similar to the PC counterpart, which extends the features of the Xbox SmartGlass Apps. By installing the Xbox app, the users will reportedly be able to check out the activity feed, friends list, achievements, activity alerts, view Game DVR clips, messaging and connect to Xbox One systems.
In the meantime, the entire list of changes and fixes made in this new Windows 10 build can be checked out from Microsoft’s official Windows blog. On the other hand, Windows Central has already tried this build on a Lumia 830 and uploaded a video preview in YouTube:
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