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Although Microsoft rattled off numerous new apps found in Windows 10 Technical Preview for Phone build 10051, one feature we previously did not know about slipped by us: one-handed thumb keyboard for large screen phones.

Evidently, Microsoft is giving users an option to have the full-sized keyboard, or a smaller 'squished' one that justifies left or right, depending on your preferred hand usage.

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As we established during yesterday's rollout of the latest Windows 10 preview for phones, there's first an update to Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 to take place on phones that haven't been running the first build. Unfortunately, after the Update 2 finished installing for many there was no onward route to Windows 10. Now, according to Microsoft's Gabe Aul, things should be fixed and back to normal.

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Although the Lumia 930 was excluded from the Windows 10 preview today due to a scaling issue, users can get Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2.

Earlier, we reported that some users are seeing Update 2 on their phones and not getting Windows 10. Microsoft has started a thread in their support forums to try and figure out why. However, for Lumia 930 users, it looks like you can just upgrade to Update 2 and not get Windows 10.

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Alongside today's Windows 10 preview for phones release, it seems as though some devices are actually receiving Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2. The Windows Central tip box is getting filled with reports from community members who have gone through the process to install Windows 10 and ended up with Update 2 arriving first.

While we're still devoid of any official word from Microsoft, Windows 10 guru, Gabe Aul, seems to have indicated that this is the case.

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Does your phone not qualify for the Lumia Denim update with Lumia Camera 5.0? No worries, as Microsoft is evidently cherry picking some choice features from Lumia Camera 5.0 and adding them to the Camera app in Windows 10.

Loading up the new Camera experience, and you get a mishmash of Lumia Camera features in the default app. For instance, there is now the magic wand from Lumia Camera 5.0's Rich Capture option.

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Today, Microsoft started to release the latest build of Windows 10 for the phone. Build 10051 of the Technical Preview is going out for some users, as Microsoft fixes their server issues.

Our Lumia 635 managed to get the update early, so we cobbled together this 14 minute video tour of the latest version. We will do a more thorough video walk through of individual new features later, when we have more time.

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A few people have been lucky enough to download the new Windows 10 for phones build 10051, while many others are still pressing "check for updates" button every 10 seconds. We've just installed it on our Lumia 635 and we're now exploring the new features. You can see the full changelog here. While you're still waiting, check out some of the screenshots we've collected so far!

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Just as Microsoft has promised, the update for Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones is now ready to be downloaded. Okay, so they are an hour plus late due to server issues, but we can confirm that the update is NOW LIVE. At least for SOME phones (our Lumia 635, for example, is getting the update).

Users who are part of the Windows Insider program can now head to their device Setting > Phone Update and check for a new OS update. Make sure your phone is charged up and preferably you are on Wi-Fi to download the bits (the update is 450 MB).

Not familiar with the Windows 10 Technical Preview and how to enroll or what to do? Just read our how-to article to get started, or our big page with all the important links about this update.

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The latest build of the Windows 10 preview for phones will open up the list of supported devices massively, and as such there's a lot more Windows Phone users that might be thinking about installing it.

Whether you're wondering if you should, how you go about it or even just want to know a little more on what we've seen so far, we've got you covered with everything you need.

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Windows Central has learned that Verizon Wireless in the US is still picking up the Nokia Lumia 735 mid-range smartphone, tentatively scheduled for a May release.

Windows Central first reported that Verizon would be grabbing the Lumia 735 back in September of 2014. By October, however, our sources had reported that the phone was delayed until "early 2015". Later in November, the phone was spotted passing through the FCC with Verizon's LTE bands, solidifying the intention of the carrier to stock the smartphone.

Up until recently, we had written off the Lumia 735 as coming to Verizon. Now, people familiar with the matter have informed us that the Lumia 735 is estimated for a May release.

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If you use the HTC One (M8) for Windows, the question if the company behind it will give you Windows 10 may be heavy on your mind. HTC has a mixed record with updates in the past, so skepticism for some in the community seems warranted.

When it comes to the flagship HTC One for Windows, the company is stating on Twitter that users can expect software updates for 2 years after its launch. Since the One was released last August of 2014, a Windows 10 update certainly seems reasonable.

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Back in early 2013, Nokia and Verizon were teaming up to launch the new Lumia 928. This was the first PureView device for Verizon and with it came an exciting ad campaign highlighting the camera's low light capability.

In the video that aired on US television, you can see some electroluminescent scooters at the 18 second mark. They were certainly eye catching, but we thought nothing more of it.

Until now.

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