1. Joined : Oct 2013
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       10 Jan 2015 #1

    New Phone Insider app for Windows 10 preview for Phones?


    A Windows Phone app from Microsoft called Phone Insider has been discovered today. The app could possibly signal that the company is preparing to launch its rumored preview version of Windows 10 for smartphones.

    The short description of the app simply says:

    "The Phone Insider application provides registered Windows Insiders the ability to receive pre-release OS updates on their phone, directly from Microsoft. For more information about registering and becoming a Windows Insider visit http://insider.windows.com."
    Unfortunately, at the moment, there's no way to sign into the app, which would suggest that it's not ready for the public to fully check out.

    Microsoft already has a Preview for Developers app for Windows Phone 8.1 that allows users to download new builds of the OS before they are made available to wireless carriers. This new app would seem, at first glance, to be something different. However, we stress that Microsoft has yet to officially state they are launching a preview version of Windows 10 for smartphones. So take this speculation (and everyone else's) with a grain of salt.


    Read more: New Microsoft Phone Insider app may be a prelude to a Windows 10 preview for phones
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
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       12 Jan 2015 #2

    Microsoft primes the pump for Windows 10 mobile


    Microsoft's "Windows 10: The Next Chapter" event on January 21 is fast approaching. And Microsoft is priming the Windows Phone pump for the expected Windows 10 mobile preview that the Operating Systems Group team has been readying.

    Windows 10 mobile is the version of Windows 10 that is expected to work on Windows Phones and smaller Windows tablets running ARM and most likely Intel processors, sources have been saying for a while.

    Over the weekend, Microsoft made available in the Windows Phone Store a "Phone Insider" application. Currently, that application is restricted for use by Microsoft employees only, but many of us Microsoft watchers are expecting the company to use this application as an aid for discovering the upcoming Windows 10 mobile preview builds.
    Read more: Microsoft primes the pump for Windows 10 mobile | ZDNet
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  3. Joined : Nov 2013
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       12 Jan 2015 #3

    Thanks, Shawn.

    Do you or anyone see this app in the Phone Store? Nothing there that I see.

    Scrolling down on the page linked above “Download Phone Insider from the Windows Phone Store”, what’s this under “App requires”? Are those screen resolutions? The Lumia 1520 is Full HD (1920 x 1080).

    HD720P (720x1280)
    WVGA (480x800)
    WXGA (768x1280)

    Scrolling down a little farther there’s “Download and install manually” to side load a/the app:

    How do I install apps from an SD card? | Windows Phone How-to (United States)

    Anyone have luck there?

    Looking forward to WP10, though!
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
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       12 Jan 2015 #4

    Hey Tony,

    I don't think it'll be available in the Store until the 21st.

    I had to click on the "Install" button from below to have an email sent that I could open on my phone to click on the install link.

    Phone Insider | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

    It's currently installed on my phone, but only Microsoft employees are able to sign in to the app for now. It should be fully functional on the 21st.
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       12 Jan 2015 #5

    Thanks much for posting that, Shawn.

    I opened your link with my phone and was able to install it with no email involved.

    I'll wait patiently until the 21st....
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  6. Joined : Nov 2013
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       30 Jan 2015 #6

    There's an update today. The app name was changed from Phone Insider to Windows Insider.



    You can now sign-in with your Microsoft Account but the Win 10 tech preview for phones will not be ready till next month.

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  7. Joined : Nov 2013
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       30 Jan 2015 #7

    Thanks for that info, badrobot.
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       30 Jan 2015 #8
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