Full Windows 10 running on a Windows Phone

Windows 10 logoWindows phone diehard fans are probably tired of hearing again and again that Windows 10 Mobile is dead, but fortunately, they don’t have to give up on their Lumia phones just yet.

That’s because skilled developers in the Windows phone community are actively searching for a way to install full Windows 10 on Lumia phones, and by the looks of things, things are taking shape quite nicely.

This recent video published on Twitter by @imbushuo shows Windows 10 (ARM) installed and booting to the first setup experience on a Lumia 950 XL, Microsoft’s last Windows 10 Mobile flagship that launched in late 2015.

At first glance, having Windows 10 on a Lumia phone is quite a neat way to keep these devices around for a little bit more time, but in the long term, it’s certainly not a feasible project.

Running full Windows 10 on a Windows 10 Mobile obviously comes with limitations and without Microsoft’s own involvement in the project, fully-supported drivers, and active development of new features, it’s nearly impossible to make this something that can become a daily driver for anyone.

For the sake of experimenting with different implementations of Windows 10 on Lumia phones, however, all these projects are without a doubt welcome, especially as they show Microsoft’s mobile push had a lot of potential it everything was done right.

In the meantime, Windows 10 Mobile is heading towards its last months of support, as Microsoft will stop shipping updates and security patches in mid-2019. At this point, the platform is in maintenance mode, which means nothing beside emergency security updates is being released to devices still running it.

Microsoft is believed to be working on a new mobile device that could possibly run full Windows 10, and the launch might take place later this year.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: Microsoft, OSes, Windows 10

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

Galaxy Note10 really is built around a 6.7-inch display
You may still be able to download your content
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram are all going away
Minimize apps to a floating, always-on-top bubble
Japan Display has been providing LCDs for the iPhone XR, the only LCD model in Apple’s 2018 line-up
The 2001 operating system has reached its lowest share level
The entire TSMC 5nm design infrastructure is available now from TSMC
The smartphone uses a Snapdragon 660 processor running Android 9 Pie
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 / 2
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (15)