Nokiapoweruser has received an anonymous tip from a source that claims Microsoft will release the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones on Monday. The emailed tip notes, "Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones (8.15.12495.44) will be released on Monday, February 9 at 9am PST (10:30pm IST)."
If the rumour turns out to be true, we might see the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones made available to download on Monday ahead of its expected release for members of Windows Insider Program.
The sources added, "This build is currently being tested by Microsoft employees and if no major bugs are found it will be released for Windows Insiders on Monday morning. Not all the phones will get the first preview build, but more phones will be supported in the upcoming updates."
Ever since Microsoft announced Windows 10 for phones, consumers have been raising questions whether the update would be released for the company's entry-level Windows Phone smartphones packing just 512MB of RAM. Joe Belfiore, Microsoft's Corporate Vice President, Operating Systems Group putting aside all speculations confirmed in a tweet on Sunday that the company is working on Windows 10 for phones with 512MB of RAM sans some features.
Hey all: we ARE working on Win10 for 512MB, including 520. Our ambition is to make #Win10 available for these devices but features may vary-- joebelfiore (@joebelfiore) February 8, 2015
Unfortunately, Belfiore did not talk about the features that will not make it to the entry-level Windows Phone handsets. In another tweet, he confirmed that timing of the release for various phones will differ.
Timing for various phones may be variable as well. When we first launch insider program, it'll be a subset of phones with more coming latr-- joebelfiore (@joebelfiore) February 8, 2015
Microsoft's Engineering General Manager, Gabriel Aul, who is also a member of the Windows Insider Program for Windows 10, again gave out some more details about the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones. Aul revealed that phones with 512MB RAM will also receive the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones.
The leaked screenshots purportedly show the new keyboard of Windows 10 for phones that also includes a voice input option. A recording app is also seen in the leaked screenshots that show sharing options via email and saving in OneDrive. A revamped alarm app is also seen that matches the already seen Windows 10 for desktop interface.