Windows 10 Mobile (Preview): First Impressions

I almost ruined my phone trying to install the Windows 10 Mobile Preview build for Insiders. From Monday afternoon I tried unsuccessfully to restore it but it was unresponsive, only showing a lightning bolt and a cog. I finally succeeded in installing a new firmware and got back to Windows 8.1.

I say this at the start so you know what you’re getting into should you want to try out Windows 10.

Anyway today I finally successfully installed Windows 10 Mobile on my Lumia 920. And what a beauty it is. To try it out (with considerable risk) download the windows Insider app, sign in and then download the updates. This’ll take some time depending on your internet connection. When it’s done it’ll tell you to install the update. This may be the point where your phone dies- possibly never to wake again.

So just to show you what the new OS looks like. It looks great, much better than Android or Ios. This is the smartphone experience!

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The default homescreen
The default homescreen
A new look notification area
A new look notification area
Texts display differently too
Texts display differently too
My new homescreen
My new homescreen

 

This is what we’ve been waiting for. Amazed.