Microsoft's Windows 10 build list snowballs for Lumia mobes

WARNING: Coders are still stitching together partition stitching code

Elop and Nadella, photo: Microsoft

Microsoft has tentatively opened up its Windows 10 Technical Preview to more phones, after its initial list back in February had been extremely limited.

The software giant's Gabe Aul said in a blog post on Friday that its builds-for-mobes list was merely preliminary.

"[A]s Windows Insiders I wanted to give you the visibility even though it's not 100 per cent locked," he said.

Unsurprisingly, a saunaload of Lumia models have now been lobbed on the pile.

A larger set of phones are now on the list, because – Aul explained – Microsoft has almost solved its so-called "partition stitching" function, which would apparently allow Redmond "to re-size the system partition dynamically" and thereby open up the build to more mobes.

Aul, however, was steadfast about keeping planned shipping dates for new builds secret. He said:

[W]e feel great here about the partition stitching code and current builds, but we likely still have at least one more week of engineering to do to ensure we get a great build for the expanded list of devices.

Aul also warned that if a bug is spotted in a specific device, then it will subsequently be plucked out of the list, which looms large below:

  • 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

Redmond's testing of the partition stitching code would allow the firm to "support A LOT more phones for the next flight," Aul promised. ®

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