Chime in: How do you feel about the end of the Windows 10 Mobile Insider program?

Lumia 950 XL
Lumia 950 XL (Image credit: Windows Central)

Microsoft announced last week that the Windows 10 Mobile Insider Program will not be getting any more preview builds for Insiders to test. Development on Windows 10 Mobile has come to an end, with Microsoft only servicing the platform with security updates when necessary. So, how do you feel about the end of the Insider Program for Mobile?

It's a shame. What a lovely OS, what great hardware. If the very first round of people buying Windows Phones would have had their apps, the number would have grown exponentially by now. In the very first year itself, if we had apps like Insta, Snapchat and Flipboard to say the least, we would be in a very good (at least a decent) position right now.


If we're honest, the Windows 10 Mobile Insider Program has been dead ever since Microsoft introduced the feature2 branch. We've not seen a single new Windows 10 Mobile feature for over a year, and that sucks. If you were still hanging onto a Windows phone in the hopes that Microsoft would have a change of heart, it appears you're out of luck.

I like to look on the bright side of things, however. Now that Microsoft is washing its hands of Windows 10 Mobile, perhaps that means Andromeda is almost ready? I guess only time will tell. Anyway, make sure you let us know in the forums how you feel about Microsoft abandoning Windows 10 Mobile and the Mobile Insider Preview!

From the forum: Thoughts on the Insider Program for Mobile coming to an end?

Zac Bowden
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