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Windows Phone 10 Preview to Support 512MB Devices

While us Windows and Windows Phone enthusiasts we anxiously await the arrival of Windows Phone 10 preview on our phones, one question seems to always be lurking: “Will budget phones with 512MB of RAM be part of the action?”

These types of phones would include the lower end and affordable Lumia 521/520 or Lumia 635 as examples. I have owned both phones which started with the 520 on AT&T’s no contract GoPhone program,  then upgraded last year to the Lumia 635 on the same carrier.

Now, there hasn’t been any reports about which specific models will support Windows 10 preview,  but Gabe Aul, Microsoft Engineering General Manager, gave us more hope today in a Twitter post you can read below.

It would definitely make sense for Microsoft to include the budget phones with 512MB of RAM since the rollout of the first version of Windows Phone 10 is expected this month, and these phones are Microsoft’s best selling devices.

Remember that if you want to test out the new Windows 10 for Windows Phone, you will need to be running Windows Phone 8.1 and need to download and enable the Preview for Developers app as well as the Windows insider app for when the first build is ready.

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The Windows 10 Technical Preview is going quite well so far, and you can see what’s new in the latest build by checking out our Windows 10 Tech Preview Visual Tour.

Are you excited to start trying out Windows 10 on Windows phone? Leave us a comment and tell us your thoughts!

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3 Responses to Windows Phone 10 Preview to Support 512MB Devices

  1. Abhishek February 5, 2015 at 7:10 pm #

    “Yes, we’ll have 512MB devices for 1st prvw.” Does this means that later preview might not be available on 512MB? Bit confused

  2. vb February 5, 2015 at 9:33 pm #

    @Abhishek,

  3. vb February 5, 2015 at 9:35 pm #

    “Yes, we’ll have 512MB devices for 1st prvw.” Does this means that later preview might not be available on 512MB? Bit confused

    Yes, Depending on the user feedback they will decide whether to support 512 or not.

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