Windows 10 phone preview details emerge (but don’t expect it tomorrow)
With February upon us, it’s only a matter of time before Microsoft releases its Windows 10 preview for smartphones, as promised at last month’s event. WP8.1 users who are signed up for the company’s Windows Insider Program will be able to check out a preview release of the upcoming platform, due sometime before the month’s out. But when? Today we check out some seemingly-debunked rumors of an early start to the preview, as well as hear about some late-stage internal testing before the whole thing goes public.
The Windows Phone gossip mill’s been overflowing lately with claims that Microsoft is preparing to get the preview started as soon as tomorrow, February 4. Officially, the company hasn’t provided any updated timeline on preview availability, but employee Gabriel Aul from the Windows Insider Program took to Twitter earlier today to suggest that a release tomorrow is a bit optimistic, explaining that Microsoft is still working on things.
Well, just what is the company working on, then? A separate report claims that the Windows 10 preview release is already in limited testing with version number 8.15.12492.41 (up from the 8.10.x series seen in WP8.1), and while we don’t hear a lot about just what is and isn’t present in the preview, one interesting tidbit has emerged: that upon updating, the phone displays a quote from an American football player referencing his team’s recent Super Bowl loss, saying, “Every setback has a major comeback.” A fitting sentiment for Microsoft’s efforts to revitalize mobile with Windows 10?