Cool – finally windows 10 for phones is available 🙂
At the moment it is only available for a limited number of devices
- Lumia 630
- Lumia 635
- Lumia 636
- Lumia 638
- Lumia 730
- Lumia 830
Good thing is, I have many windows phones. 🙂
My Lumia 1520, which is my „main device“, a Lumia 925 which I got from Unity for game development and….a Lumia 630, which I use as a low end testing device.
First I installed the „Windows Insider“ app, which is required to get windows 10 for phones (in contrast getting preview versions of windows phone 8.1 was possible by using the „preview for developers“ app).
This windows 10 for phones „preview version“ is expected to be more unstable then the windows phone 8.1 developer preview versions so install it at your own risk and better not on your „main device“. 🙂
So my Lumia 630 will be sacrificed to the „preview version gods“. 🙂
(See screenshots of the installation below)
First test after the installation: My app Week View is still running – yess!!
It is written in Silverlight 8.1 since WinRT at the moment has some limitations, which hopefully will be resolved in the first public API for windows phone 10.
This in general means: Apps based on Silverlight will still run on windows phone 10, at least that’s how it is in the preview version.
The calendar app is still the same as in windows phone 8.1, so it’s not the one that was shown by Microsoft at their windows 10 preview converence. I expect this new calendar app will be included in a future update.
Aaaaand one major change: Now we have „huge“ live tiles – the people app and cortana already supports this new live tile format while the other apps I tested to not.
This makes windows phone consistend with windows „on the desktop“ – both now support the same live tile sizes.
Finally, here are some screenshots for you 🙂
Have a nice weekend!