Microsoft Expands List of Supported Devices for Windows Phone 10

Last month when Microsoft sent out the first built of technical preview for Windows 10, only a very small bunch of phones were deemed eligible. Now, though, a large number of Lumia smartphones have been added to the list, making the preview accessible to a much wider crowd.

There are still a few big names missing such as the Lumia 930 and HTC & Samsung’s Windows Phones. The problem, as we know was the size of existing system partitions as allocated by the manufacturer. By any case if it was insufficient, “partition stitching” is done, which allowed the update to penetrate further than the initial group of devices.

A lot of features are gone or unusable so the update isn’t suitable for daily usage just yet

Of course, it is far from completely usable even now. The Rooms feature is gone, meaning updating your phone will result in the loss of chat history. Internet Tethering, Dual-SIM, Messaging features, Cortana and GSM support are all extremely restricted now.

Anyway, if you’re still feeling quite ambitious and just can’t wait for the big update, here is the tentative list of smartphones which are currently being said to be eligible for the upgrade. Almost all the recent Nokia Windows Phones have made the break.

Just take the step at your own risk though. Here’s the complete list of phones:

  • 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