Win 10 call blockWe reported the full massive list of supported phones for the next Windows 10 for Phones preview build. Now answering the obvious question of “when” still remains tricky, as Gabe Aul has reiterated the fact that providing a date is not possible, but at the same tine has hinted about need of “at least one more week” for testing on all included devices. Gabe also tells that promise of “faster build” still holds but we will put that promise to test when next to next build arrives.

We still have some work to do to validate individual phones, as well as the builds that we’re flighting through our internal rings. As I said in the post on frequency I cannot guarantee a date for a new build. What I CAN tell you is that we feel great here about the partition stitching code and current builds, but we likely still have at least one more week of engineering to do to ensure we get a great build for the expanded list of devices.

Also in the last month we heard feedback on build frequency, and adjusted how we are sending builds out as a result. The latest build for PCs is the first build that we’ve delivered on that new cadence. We expect the same principles to hold for phones as well as PCs, but the first step for us was to get partition stitching done so that we could unlock a much larger set of phones for you to use for Windows 10 technical previews.