Microsoft gets early start on latest Windows 10 preview release

This week’s Windows 10 event brought us a lot of reasons to be excited about Microsoft’s next-gen OS, not the least of which being the early access that interested users will be able to get in giving it a spin on their phones. Some rumors clued us in to what Microsoft’s possible plans, and the event itself confirmed them: the preview for phones would land sometime in February. That’s great to hear, but phones are only one part of the whole Windows 10 experience; what about computers? Now, Microsoft had already released an early preview of its OS for PCs, but its event brought word that we’d be seeing a new build with even more features made available soon. As it turns out, we’re getting it even earlier than expected, with access to the new preview getting underway today.

According to Microsoft back on Wednesday, this new preview build was supposed to be landing next week. We’re not sure what might have changed, but for whatever reason, it’s ready to go early and you can download and install it as of now.

All you need to do to get started is visit the link down at the bottom, register for the Windows Insider Program if you haven’t already, and get your download on.

What’s new in this release? Only a little thing called Cortana, that’s all. You’ll also be able to see Continuum in action.

While it would be nice to think that the early release of this PC preview might foretell early availability of the Windows 10 preview for smartphones, we haven’t seen anything to directly back up that suggestion. Even still, February isn’t that far away, and we’ll have the chance to play with Windows 10 on phones before you know it.

Source: Microsoft  (Download)

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!