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Updated: Not possible to tell a date for preview. The tip mostly a fake.




Apologies for getting your hopes high and our bad luck with dates continues!! It seems, there can’t be a fixed date known in advance for a preview release, as has been conveyed to us by our trusted sources (who give us exclusives). So, as we earlier said it may come within next two weeks.

We did mention below that it was not from our regular sources but a tip that landed in our inbox and being an enthusiast, it was hard to resist posting it and trust me, I just checked for  a new preview build on my four Lumias minutes back.


Well, we are not that lucky with dates, but still we reported via our sources that Windows 10 for Phones may be here within 2-4 weeks from 21st January event. Considering that we are already in 2nd week and if an anonymous tip we received today has to believed, it may come in 3 days from now.

Yes, take it with a pinch of salt, but the tipster claims to have insider info and says that the first preview build for Windows 10 for phones will be out on 4th February. We covered this tip as we too think it may actually land around that date, but can’t confirm.

Microsoft has pushed an update to the earlier leaked Phone Insider app re-branding it as Windows Insider and enabling login with Microsoft account. So, that looks like a strong hint too for sooner Windows 10 preview build arrival.

You can read all the revealed (yet) Windows 10 for Phone changes and new features at our dedicated page.


Nayan has more than 10 years of experience of covering Technology and innovations. He is a big Nokia fan and Tech disruptions aficionado. He loves to review new cool gadgets and writing about Android, iOS, Gadgets and general Technology stuff. He has been associated with other well-known Tech sites WinCentral and GadgetOx since long.

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  • Julio Canizales

    I think your source woke up in the morning last sunday and said in his mind, “What can i say to create a hype and make people believe that there will be a preview of windows 10 on phones… ummm…BINGO!! i`ll say there will be a preview on 4th february.

  • Joel Pizzillo

    No windows 10 for phone tomorrow (4th feb) …

  • Shoey5

    Considering Microsoft’s own site says its coming this month its possible. At worse the you can only be off by 24 days at most 🙂

  • Stray Capybara

    Gee, I just hope the build (whenever it comes out) will be stable enough for day to day use. Windows 10 for PCs is, more or less, pretty stable (if you ignore Modern apps randomly crashing :D) My guess is that, if anything, devices with 512 MB RAM will be left out, perhaps only initially during the betas. ALTHOUGH, those devices actually carry the Windows Phone forward so Microsoft will be shooting itself in both legs and the stomach if they leave those devices out when things go official. We’ll just have to wait and see 😀

  • Fausto

    Deepak knows nothing!
    Maybe the source is fallible(it’s a human after all) but I know Kamal takes his sources seriously, it’s a rumor? yes, but what about the tipster? has he/she being reliable in the past? my assumption is: yes. That’s why Kamal posted this…

    • Kamal

      Rumors are rumors and should be taken like that. If anyone has issues with that should ideally avoid reading it. There is lots of other content to go through on NPU.

  • Deepak

    Strange you decided to put this article for a random tip. It might bring down your credibility as any prankster could have easily given this tip.. I wish you will prove me wrong and hope that you would have some info in the tip (apart from the sentence “I have insider info” given by the tipster to prove this a solid rumour)

    • MrTrunky

      They failed when said that all WP8 will be updated to W10, I would not be surprised if they fail again.

      • Kamal

        Yeah, even Microsoft said that before going “political” and saying not all will update to W10. Seems, they failed too going by your logic..

        • MrTrunky

          Yes, they failed too. But they are a business and want to sell as many phones as possible. If they say “not all current devices will be able to upgrade” then sales will fall.

          But your business is not selling phones, is to inform people with serious and verified information.

          And here we are, February 5, and no W10, you failed again. Your sources are not as reliable as you said they were, please change your sources.

          • Kamal

            Ok, about this 4th Feb “tip”, how many times I need to write that it is not from our “regular sources”. Care to read the article first before commenting.

            Regarding update to Windows 10, I can’t have better sources than “Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President of Operating Systems”, who himself claimed during the event that all Windows Phone 8.1 devices will be upgradable to Windows 10. Now, Microsoft has some serious issue here. Either words of even their top execs don’t have much value or they change decisions too much.

    • Kamal

      Why is it strange when everyone does it. We receive many tips daily, what catches attention and looks interesting enough gets posted. We have made it very clear we don’t throw our weight behind tips that don’t come from our proven reliable sources and it is one of them. Reading this will help,

    • hyperthermia

      He said take it with a pinch of salt. Rumors will always be rumors no matter how credible your source is, but it excites enthusiasts .

  • Nokia Rox

    i can’t wait……