Phone Insider renamed to Windows Insider, Windows 10 is coming
Windows 10 for phones expected in February
Microsoft revealed on January 21 that the first pre-release build of Windows 10 for smartphones would be released through the new Insider program in February. Today is January 30, and we may be in just a few days to the Preview.
We know that Windows 10 for Insiders will be rolled out to existing smartphones through a special app, initially named “Phone Insider”. Yesterday, the app received an update, changing the name to ‘Windows Insider’ just like the current PC program for testing of early builds on PCs.
Along with the name change there is a new option to sign-in – using the Microsoft account. Of course, this option is not working at the moment as there are no Windows 10 builds to install.
The new Windows Insider app also hints about some hardware requirements for receiving Windows 10 builds, something briefly mentioned by Microsoft during the last event. Redmond only said that most of the current Windows 8.1 smartphone would be upgraded to Windows 10, but we still do not have official listing which models will actually support the update.
Windows 10 Public preview for smartphones will be released soon, so you can download the app and be ready to install the pre-release version of Windows 10.