Windows 10 ARM on Lumia 950 XL
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Windows 10 on ARM is a big deal and it could also power the long rumoured Microsoft Andromeda. When Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will also power the ARM devices other than the Windows Phones, the enthusiasts hoped that the operating system will get ported to the current lineup of Lumia phones.

Windows 10 ARM seems to be the future of computing on mobile type devices, but unfortunately, those who own a Windows 10 Mobile device right now won’t be getting any big update. It’s true that Windows 10 on ARM is not yet optimized for phones.

Windows Phones will not be upgrading to ARM. Microsoft has stopped developing features for Windows 10 Mobile and the platform is in maintenance mode. But the developers have figured out a way to hack and run full Windows 10 ARM operating system.

Windows 10 ARM on Lumia phone already supports WiFi and touchscreen. Today, developer Gustave has confirmed that the Windows 10 ARM on a Lumia Windows Phone project is advancing, and it also supports speaker. It appears that the developer has also managed to enable support for cellular connectivity.

Windows 10 ARM on Lumia project is slowly getting better with every passing week, but it’s still not feasible for day to day activities.

It’s clear that Windows 10 Mobile operating system will not get new features in the future, and while Microsoft is reportedly working on a new version of Windows 10 that should bring some major improvements but these changes will be exclusive to next generation devices, and it won’t be released for existing handsets.

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