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Leaked video of Windows 10 for phone reveals transparency slider, Lumia Camera 5.5

Although many Insiders are now using build 10052 for Windows 10 on phone, WPXAP has shown version 12544 in a new hands-on video.

The jump in version number implies many changes, and indeed there are. We have the video for you to watch, but we have broken down the important parts since you may not understand everything that is being shown in the video.

Background transparency, new Accent colors

Perhaps the biggest features a slider control for transparency of the background image. As expected for Windows 10 desktop, users will be able to manipulate the opaqueness of their preferred background image.

Additionally, Microsoft has bumped the number of Accent color choices from 20 (plus an optional OEM color choice) to 48, giving users a much more fine-grained control over their device colors.

Lumia Camera 5.5

Evidently, Microsoft has a Lumia Camera 5.5 in the works, a significant bump from the current 5.0 version. Devices like the Lumia 1020 can evidently get the super-quick camera launching found on the Lumia 830, Lumia 930 and Lumia 1520. This app is a rather big deal.

Unfortunately, Rich Capture was not revealed to be in this build. This feature, however, is likely a limitation of the Lumia 1020's hardware, something that Microsoft has always maintained as not being possible (due to the need for quad-core processors for background processing).

New Word and OneNote apps, Store Beta, etc.

A good segment of the video reveals the new Word and OneNote apps in detail. Additionally, the Store beta app is shown as is the new build of Spartan, which matches the PC version.

The Video and Chapters

  • 0:35 – Transparency controls for background images
  • 0:57 – New accent color choices, up to 48 (previous was 21)
  • 1:07 – New Spartan build 10061
  • 1:27 – New Lumia Camera 5.5 including quick-launch on Lumia 1020. However, there does not appear to be support for Rich Capture (likely due to older S4 processor)
  • 1:55 – New Windows Store Beta
  • 2:22 – New call screening and contacts
  • 2:55 – New Word and OneNote apps for Windows 10

No word when Microsoft will discuss these new features. We should remind users that some of this is experimental and may not even make it to the final version of Windows 10 for release. Nonetheless, it should give a good direction of where the company is heading with Windows 10 for mobile.

Source: WPXAP

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

252 Comments
  • Very exciting changes. Windows 10 is starting to pull together in these later builds.
  • It seems, thanks for sharing it here Daniel
  • looks like microsoft is more concerned about office and cortana ... doesn't care to revamp phone architecture ... 
  • Really, it is a video showing the features, 99% of the people could care less about the architecture.  They want all the bells and whisltes.  You have no idea what is going on behind the scenes.
  • Just what do you mean "architecture" ?
  • He has no clue. Just using big words he doesn't understand!
  • Microsoft has actually done more architectural advances during the past couple of years than anybody else.
  • multi tasking is still horrible ... notification center still sux ... no good support to write services ... APIs are poor... cant access wifi, bluetooth etc from code (thousands of tickets open for it)   @Giddora... wp market share has not gone beyond 5%. I will accept they have done lot in 2 yrs. wp8 dinn have notification center they got in 8.1 after ages ... sure enjoy advance architecture
  • The multitasking is killing me. I want to be able to do something else useful while I download in the background. Also, we should have a folder where we can access unrecognizable files. Presently on windows 10 (just as in windows phone 8.1) if u transfer a file through blue tooth and you don't view it and save it, it gets missing in the phone. I've brought that to the notice of MS, Hope they improve on that in Win 10
  • WP has the worst multitasking ... I like the way android handles...I can write apps as a startup services, scheduler etc. 
  • Their multitasking is the same as IOS. Android background tasks is what kills its battery life. You have apps you never use starting up and using resources in the background.
  • Absolutely agree with you on that, I would also say that it contributes to the lag that plauges Android as well. 
  • Yeah, but I wonder why the changes you would implement that would move them beyond 5% is being largely ignored by everyone including Microsoft.  The nerve huh?
  • It was not even three percent a couple of years back. The market size in itself has grown exponentially. On top of it windows is still almost entirely Microsoft. To gain a couple of percentage points in market shares where the market is growing so fast and where there has been a huge influx of chinese manufacturers who provide top of the line specs at entry level prices is commendable. The reason why Windows has not grown even more is that it lacks in terms of app count and in some cases functionality. Things have already improved drastically from 2013 and by the end of 2017 you will see at least a 10% share for windows mobiles. 
  • Multi tasking and notification center are just fine for most us. Definately not "horrible" as you say. Were you around for WP7? Why are you here if WP is so horrible?
  • Could be like me. He has a $600 mistake with WP on it sitting in a drawer wondering if it will ever be worth bothering to charge up again.
  • More likely you guys get a kick out of posting such things. Besides, since WP is dead, you can stop wondering.
  • The changed the architecture when they went from WP7 to WP8. Are you referring to the UI? The "architecture" is fine.
  • Waiting for it on my Lumia Icon.
  • +929
  • Also want a transparent /aero action center .!!!!
  • Waiting for pause option while recording videos
  • This!
  • my favourite option :D
  • This^^^^^ man I've been waiting forever for this feature lol
  • Had that on a phone back in 2005 :D  
  • Me 2
  • Same here.  My Icon is in "standby to download" mode!  lol  Hopefully Microsoft will release that option to us soon!  I know there was a problem with the scaling which is why we don't have it yet, but hopefully VERY SOON!
  • Evidently.
  • It certainly is :)
    However: the jump in version number is not as big as you think. It's from current 10.12534.59 to 10.12544.xx actually...
    Dunno how this "build 10052" corresponds to the actual version number ;)
  • I've never really understood how that works...
  • Bow hows the perfromance of the phone. I shd installed windows 10 but had to roll back bcoz it was my primary device. How is Windows 10 running on your phone??? After the this new build has been released??
  • My works fine even if its still on cyan.
  • #RIPENGLISH
  • Haha
  • Funny and true.. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Any news on Lumia 930 support, Daniel??
  • Why the keyboard always pops out right upon the typing space. I can't see my text. Anybody else facing the same thing
  • OMG! I think this is the 1st insider preview that Im really looking forward to. Mostly because I can see my requested features of more tile background options, more accent colours and transparency slider. Thank you Microsoft and its engineers!
    Now, if only they could bring back pivot navigation and/or horizontal swipes for tabs/pages as well as hamburger menu and find a way to place hamburger button and navigational controls/buttons/icons at bottom and I'll be a happy person. Also, would love to see options for pinning individual pages/tabs to start screen. Also, need more functionality options which first and foremost would be more live tile functionality for people hub individual contacts and Spartan live websites. Also, it's about time MS brings interactive live tiles as well. Also, background streaming and downloading functionality for all formats.
    P.S I'm tired of requesting these features again and again and again but I'm glad that Microsoft seems to be listening so there is hope. *broad grin*
  • I'll get right on the rest of your personal requests...
  • so long to read it   
  • Just because they're shown in this leaked build, doesn't mean features/changes will be in the next Technical Preview released to Insiders. Or any later ones.
  • The Lumia camera 5.5 is proof that MS deliberately tried to ignore the S4 phones but the uservoice evidently won!
  • Proof? Were you a microsoft employee? Do you know microsofts internal road map? Wheres this proof you speak of that shows releasing lumia camera 5 features to s2 devices wasnt on the roadmap after denim?
  • When have they said it would not be available to other phones? They said Lumia Camera 5.0 will not be and this video shows 5.5.
  • You're a moron and an effin conspiracy nut..
  • Add them new native apps and you've got magic ;)
  • You forgot to say there is an option for the background picture to be full or on the tiles (as wp 8.1)
  • Are you doing first comments to stop people from posting the "first" comment? :D
  • Why is the build.number that's always mentioned not the actual build number that shows in the about screen? Like the one released last night 10051. That number seems meaningless to us. It's not what is shown on the phone
  • i say they have already almost RTM ed Windows 10 and just fooling us around with builds like 10051 etc. But seriously, W10 showed n this video is a big leap from what we got to taste..!
  • Build 10051 is version 12534.59. The build and version-numbers do not match up... Same thing with something like Android... Android is called Android 5.x or a stupid candy-name, but it's actually build LMY47* with * being a differentiator when it comes to carriers and stuff.
  • Now we can all unite and get excited for what's coming! :D
  • The speed increase on L1020 and the Touch Word are most impressive.
  • 2500 builds since the last one? That seems like a crazy jump, seems inaccurate.
  • except the UI is still awful...I hope they are just waiting to unveil a better design closer to the finish line...
  • I have a question. My 635 10TP can set up Hey Cortana function in settings. I did. But I know it's a hardware thing. I assume mine can't do it tho because of hardware limitations?
  • Totally agree. So many people were spitting fire about changes in W10, but the more it develops, the more it shows how brilliant it is becoming.
  • Great news re the camera speeds for the 1020. Might not stick it on eBay after all ;^) *JOKE*
  • Would be interested to see if it improves actual shot-to-shot time on the 1020 too, in addition to faster start time.
  • Yeah, shot-to-shot time improvements would be great.  That would be my only remaining complaint about my wife's otherwise excellent 1020.
  • That would be awesome.  But holy crap just an improvement in startup time would be SUCH a welcome thing!!  First thing in win 10 that I'm actually excited about!
  • I'm a big Blink fan for any "burst" type scenarios - might be worth a try?
  • Is there any update when will the flac files be playable on windows phone?
  • I'm still worried about them making the rumored deadline with a product that has acceptable levels of bugs, but it's starting to look better...
  • The new store beta looks absolutely horrible in comparison to the elegant pivoted current 8.1 store.
  • Btw, very clever to comment on your own story to get comments going.
  • Yeah, it's starting to become more consistent now. Too bad it still looks like garbage though.
  • Am I the only one who noticed the new elipsis button that appears when text is highlighted? Has it been mentioned in another thread? Looks like we'll FINALLY have Cut Copy and Paste available there! As small as that is, it has been a bugbear of mine for years...
  • Totally freakin out like a fanboy :D
  • Haan ji. Colors grid, transparency....yey!
  • all these videos popping up. why is this not on the insider track already :/
  • Videos and what's ready are two different things :/
  • It might never become available to insiders. Not every leaked build will be a build for testing.
  • I thought this was posted yesterday?
  • Actually two days ago, but what's your point?
  • Nothing. Just that I came here expecting a new leaked video. :/
  • Yeah, same... Wtf
  • Yes, but they didn't pay attention.
    http://www.windowscentral.com/unreleased-windows-10-phone-build-shown-vi...
  • wow, onenote now have material design!
  • Material design itself is a copy of metro
  • Metro has floating buttn?
  • You mean the "material design" that is a straight off copy of Windows Phones stylistic approach?
  • Is this build the one coming this month with new office apps?
  • we will find out in about 3 days what new build we will get for 10TP for both phones and pc's.
  • I'm still missing 4 sec shutter speed in my L720
  • Me too on my 920... But I seriously feel..ms will bring it back ..
  • Yeah I hope it will....
  • Please make a dual boot function so we can try it out but still having the WP 8.1 just in case! ;)
  • They'd need to adjust the system partition. Phones def need to be SD capable if dual boot was available. This is another thing that needs to develop. Phones being actual computers that can be manipulated at will.
  • I'm effing pumped for this.
  • Give it to me Microsoft.....
  • I might download this build, hopefully soon
  • Did I see an option under the background settings for 'Tile'? Please let this be the return of the WP8.1 tile skins - I do prefer them over the background-behind-tiles thing. Windows 10 is looking better, it's still got a way to go but I'm slowly starting to warm to the look of it (I'm not a TP user). Still wouldn't mind a bit more classic WP in it, though, but things change.
  • That is there to be seen in the video...you will have both the options as in 10 and 8.1 with additional control over the transparency...i also saw a standard colours option in there...maybe a color mixer thing maybe
  • Hopefully we'll be able to get this build at \BUILD plus support for L930 will be added. Too optimistic? Haha
  • I guess I'm going to reinstall the update :P
  • So, looks like no hope for bringing navigation down. I hope only that W10 will be smooth on phones as was 8.1, otherwise if it starts lagging as Lagdroid I don't see much keeping me with W10. Inb4 haters saying go to lagdroid
  • To be fair, 'lagdroid" is a tired criticism. If you've used android in the past year or two you would find it runs just as smooth as Windows Phone. I'm not trying to troll here, just stating a fact.
  • No it doesn't.i have been using lagdroid and it is no where as smooth.
  • +3gb RAM
  • Lol. +3 gb ram and you just might run it smoothly.
  • Yup.. They need atleast 2gb to work smoothly and that too for 1 year.. Then again Lag and Lag.. Was using it for few years.. Done with it..
  • I've seen people using it and it just lags, out of box, ofc. But that were all phones with inferior specs as my Ativ S. Maybe I need to sell my phone and get some S3 to try until W10 rolls out.
  • It runs smooth for about the first 8 months.  Then it's down hill.  I know because I have one.
  • It runs just as smooth as WP for the first year/year & a half. Then it turns to lagdroid. My buddies Droid is slow to the point of non-usability. He uses his iPod touch for all non calling/texting. Carrying two devices to use as one phone is sad..
  • Lol. I got several downvotes for my comment. This exactly why the comments section of windows central is becoming "the little kids" table of Mobile Nations. I feel sorry for the writers of this site.
  • Have you seen what happens to WP-positive posts on other networks?   And besides... I think you are getting downvotes because your comment is just plain wrong.
  • WP8.1 lags plenty for me. Resuming and loading screens that make Android seem lightning fast.
  • Go test an android 4.4 with 512mb and wp 8.1 with 512 mb .. Which lags the most huh?
  • Time for a hard reset then or upgrade to a 1GB RAM WP. My old 920 and now new 830 never see resuming screens or lag!
  • The "resuming" thing definitely is a downside of WP8.1. Never had that problem with WP8.0. That said, it is still infinitely better than Android, which lags like no other. I cannot believe people tolerate that crappy OS at all.
  • Yep it does for me too. I was quite shocked actually as I thought WP8.1 ran smoothly on low end hardware (I use a Lumia 535) I also own iPhone 5s and runs a lot more smoothly even though my 5s has a duel core A7 chip and has the same 1 GB RAM plus my Lumia 535 has a quad core processor clocked at 1.2 GHZ.
  • very nice, indeed, am already having a virtually smooth experience on my 1020 with the TP's, but can't wait to get that faster camera, as its pretty sluggish on the 1020 as we know, and that will be a sweet deal seeing as its the most camera centric device - pump it out to fast ring already MS :)
  • Still no folders on the start screen. I really hope win10 has this.
  • We already have Folders in W10 TP...
  • W10 for phones has folders
  • Just while on start screen, drag an app over another app. Done. Available on 8.1 and 10 TP.
  • The same Life Folders from Windows Phone 8.1 Update/Denim are available in Windows 10 for phones and have been since the first tech preview. They are not removing Live folders on phones.
  • There has been folders in WP since Cyan I believe and they are still there in WP10.
  • Since Denim.
  • Still don't understand...if the 640 series can get Lumia camera 5..why cant my 730 not get it?
    I mean..they basically have the same specs! :|
  • Cause 640 comes preinstalled with gdr2 so wait for updates....
  • Basically the same specs. Not exactly right? You just answered your own question. Basically the same specs means that a few, few things are different. And that makes all the difference. They have different screens. Basically the same specs, only difference (major) screen type. AMOLED or LCD I think. And that's what makes or breaks Glance.
  • Ok..my bad for not being clear on "basically the same" part...
    730 and 640 series have the same chipset, same GPU, same amount of RAM and same processor. And to top that..730 has a better camera.
    How will you explain this?
    And glance? I did not even mention about that!Just the Lumia camera 5...
  • Wen att denim
  • +830!
  • I had an idea they were a good bit further on in developing it and giving us older builds
  • Yeah they're probably always 1 or 2 builds ahead of us I assume. Makes sense.
  • They probably do a few builds per day, so I would think they are more than that ahead of what is public.
  • If Gabe pushed this to the fast ring, if it didn't have any serious drawbacks, and if it worked with Windowsphone.com, I'd SO install it on my 635!
  • More info on those developer features?
  • Side loading of apps!
  • If they allow side loading without the requirement of a developer account, I'll be very happy. Some good apps have been discontinued in the Store and being able to install the XAP manually will be great.
  • Agreed. I did it once on either my W7 phone or W8 phone. Very handy.
  • Cool, wonder if 930 will ever get win10
  • Wow that's actually nice!
  • Seams like some colors are gone, like the darker gray and maroon ones.
  • If I am not mistaken I think there will be slow motion video recording in some future build, right Daniel?
  • Hi, how do I get the background image to show behind the tiles ?
  • Go to personalization and choose a background picture...if there's no bug preventing it
  • This should address many issues though, ke'em coming Microsoft
  • Who thinks background images should be alternated automatically?
  • Would make it too out of hand...suddenly you see your start screen unusable...but if they can give an option of choosing which pictures we want...then I am all for it
  • They've been able to do this with lock screen on phones forever. And Windows 8.1/RT for computers can do it too obviously. Seems easy to implement (unless the os doesn't allow that function).
  • Was hoping this would be an English dub of the video released yday... unfortunately its still the same one
  • Same here.
  • Will 920 get the Lumia camera 5.5
  • Perfect
  • Transparency slider? Wow they really do listen!
  • Now if only they would add a color palette in addition to the predefined colors. :)
  • Hoping for word on when sync with the band will be activated in windiws10 phone.
  • Action Centre and setting should be in transparent too..
  • Awesome!!!!!!
  • Still mourning for my L520 :( hmmn
  • Any app in Windows phone that can record voice calls?
  • Nope
  • Ask the NSA.
  • Wow that quick launch for the camera is really neat:) I'm using my 1020 a little longer!
  • YES QUICK LAUNCH FOR LUMIA 1020 THANK YOU BASED MICROSOFT! </capslock>
  • Might keep 1020 users ,moderately happy for a while. Especially as there's no replacement for the 1020 and anyone wanting a decent camera has to look at other platforms.
  • Too many cyan accent colors wtf!! -_-
  • Agreed. There are many light blues, light red/pink, couple light yellows. No olive, browns, brighter greens or blues. I haven't used W10 for phones but are these the actual tile color options or for transparency only? The colors all look like baby room paints.
  • Doubt this build will be released next week even if office beta apps are released.
  • BUILD is in next week, so why not?
  • Pretty sure Microsoft will be quite busy on those three days to release a build.
  • Aren't Office apps on an OS-level? Meaning in order to add them, they need to be in an OS update?
  • No not exactly, they can be downloadable from store but unusable until next build
  • We don't have the new store yet, the one seen in this video.
  • Didn't MS say we get Office apps before the end of the month? And IF they gotta be added via OS update, then that means we get one more phone build before next month.
  • More options (customization) are always better, especially when intuitive and user-friendly. 
  • Well, I hope Microsoft listen to me 1. Keep the action bar and hamburger menu at the bottom 2. New wireframe icons please 3. Simple control on tiles 4. Go for buttonless navigation, introduce gesture-based UI/UX. Thanks,
  • Like to get to card-view is two-finger slide up. And back-button replaced with two finger slide left to right. Potential Cons: We cant close apps like 8.1 desktop (top to bottom swipe) because phones Action Center is in the way. And to activate Cortana say Hey Cortana (on supported phones), idk about non-supported phones.
  • I have W10TP on my 1020 and the native camera app - "camera" as opposed to "lumia camera" - is at version 5.5.7.0.... No rich capture but it does capture full res pics (34 and 38mp with no 5mp version). The full res output is what I've been hoping for actually lol.  Not as fast as in the video but it gets close if you just minimise the app and then launch it again.  Most of that chinese video is sped up anyway :/
  • Store beta mean new universal app store?
  • Yeah
  • I just want Lumia camera for my ATT 830.
  • the 830 had lumia camera with the last denim update. my unlocked 830 has lumia camera 5.
  • When it comes to insider? I'm eagerly waiting
  • For some reason can't install on my 920 even tried to do a wp recovery tool (name may be wrong).  I can't wait for these builds because I use the office documents on my phone pretty heavily.  This is exciting and thanks for the update.
  • Seems colorful!
  • I Would like to set that Wallpaper in my Lumia.. Daniel.. Can you help? It's really colourful...loved it
  • If only my camera on my Lumia 1020 would work (build 10052) :(
  • It should work now. 10052 fixed mine.
  • even the store has light theme....please MS dark is the best
  • Lumia Camera 5.5? I still don't have Lumia Camera 5 or DENIM on my 830! What's the hold up AT&T?????????
  • Microsoft seem to think people are going to create office documents on a mobile phone. Maybe when using a bluetooth keyboard and a wireless connection to a monitor. Even if the latter is possible (is it?), it still sounds pretty useless. 28 new accent colors, at least half of them blue-ish: wow! Why on earth not let us choose any possible color (eg the way you choose a custom color in any office application)? I don't like the title bar in each and every app. Which isn't even at the very top (in portrait orientation at least), probably to leave space for permanent display of time, battery status etc. Windows 10 will give users a 4 inch screen experience on a 5 inch screen. Using Windows 10 on a 4 inch screen is probably very unpractical.  
  • Wireless display is possible, but the scaling won't adapt to the display. It'll look huge.
  • Create documents?  Maybe..   Review and maybe make slight edits?  Totally.. I've done it myself.
  • MSFT may send out 6.7"-8" surface phone or phablet wiht digitizer pen?
  • Bout time they give us more Accent colors. I've been wanting this for almost 2 years now!!!
  • There must be a technical reason for limiting number of Accent colors. Why not just give us a color picker/wheel to allow any color?
  • Agreed. A color picker would be awesome. I don't know why that's so hard to provide.
  • No brown in colors or other ones Posted via Windows Phone Central App
  • Super fast 1020..... Loved It
  • Rich capture should be made available on Lumia 1020, at least as a beta option for the people who want it anyways, no matter if it works well or not. How can you not make it work! I even used live images in beta, sad that it was removed later. :( come on... It's the best camera phone till date.
  • For lumia 930 owners. Watch this https://youtu.be/fJ1AZ34O_R0​
  • Please correct me here if I'mnot seeing this correctly, from what I am understanding, Lumis camera 5.5 will be baked into Windows 10, therefore I will be able to use it with a BLU Win HD LTE?? 
  • Blah blah blah. Been with WP since the beginning of "metro". It is clear that Microsoft can keep up with features in software or even be ahead of the game. But I'm getting tired of non supporting development of apps.
  • Come back next week during Build when MS tries to explain all this to developers!
  • That colour pallet/accent colours look ugly. Why not have a colour picker instead and keep the current accent colours(wp8.1)?
  • The colors look like the Easter bunny vomited.
  • It's just the video brightening the screen up.
  • Exactly, where's my Taupe, Sage, Evergreen, Olive, Cafe, Expesso, Guinda,   Enough with the fisher price color palette!!!
  • Because "reasons". A colour picker has been demanded since WP7, Microsoft always refused to listen.
  • Not only ugly but it actually gives less color options. Can you really distinguish all those shades of pink? I see only yellow, orange, red, pink, light green and light blue/gray
  • Transparecy slider is revolutionary for WP! I would love to see a startscreen with maximum transparency. Will it be like they are no tiles at all?
  • They better bring these new colors to XBOX, PC, and other devices. The colors at the moment are all different on all devices and it drives me nuts (OCD HERE) Can't believe its taken this long for camera updates for most phones. Loading up the camera should be fast anyway!
  • Love to see so much of customization colors for transept live tiles
  • It's like a TV running old and you wish to upgrade it with beefier specs.So you give it to a mechanic.After somedays when you visit the shop,you are shocked.He just opened up every part and your TV is looking like a pile of trash.On next visit you find things better but not satisfied yet.The mechanic still works and finally able to deliver your TV.The very moment you see it,you just say WOW!!What a beauty!!Improved performance and it's amazing. Similarly MS hasn't put everything in their place yet.They are scratching from ground and wishfully this time they will find Gold.WP has covered a lot of distance,still miles to go.All the good wishes.
  • Are these office apps better than android and ios ir not?
  • Give it time, buddy.
  • Define "better".
  • That is one ugly background.
  • Are yuo sure this Lumia Camera 5.5 is new? I'm pretty sure that's the normal Camera app in our TP, if you go to About, you can see the version number.
  • Hi Daniel. Out of all those features hilighted here and in many other threads, which will be available to old Lumias eg 920, 925 etc. Or they will just get changed version in OS and everything will be skipped under the excuse of "old hardware not supported". Just like they did with WP 8.1. They kept hyping all the best features like camera 5, disply tweaking and all that and at the last moment said they were just meant for new Lumias and old devices juat get some improvement and bump in OS version. Because of 'hardware limitation'.
  • And for god's sake, add a scroll bar​, atleast for internet explorer/spartan/what the fuck it may be. It's so damn irritating to swipe from bottom to top of the page after reading all the comments here. Have to keep rubbing the screen, literally.
  • In the Windows Central app, just tapp the "..." and hit "jump to last"
  • Wpcentral is just an example. It​'s definitely will help for many other websites with long pages. Opera has that button. IE needs it too.
  • "Rich Capture was not revealed to be in this build. This feature, however, is likely a limitation of the Lumia 1020's hardware, something that Microsoft has always maintained as not being possible (due to the need for quad-core processors for background processing)."   Rich Capture itself may be a limitation, but the lack of HDR is bullshit. Android devices with inferior hardware have had HDR for ages. Third parties can build HDR apps. There's absolutely no way Microsoft can't put HDR on the Nokia 1020. If they don't put it in, it's because they don't want, period.     As for the accent colours...that's nice but, again, would a colour wheel be too much to ask? I mean, the bloody accent colours and lack of control over them has been a complaint since WP7, for Christ sake.
  • Because "reasons".
    A good friend, named DJCBS told me that. :P
  • I'm getting a little bit impatient. I haven't seen anything groundbreaking or interesting yet.
  • Up and down scrolling beta store looks like crap. "Let's get some lube amd cram desktop store up the phone's butt-on!" :D
  • More accent colours and better camera software are always welcome. :)
  • DR this means that 1020 will be doing what it is meant to be doing, that is never miss another moment ever! Snappy cam YEAH!!! I wonder how many will still complain about not having rich capture and living images
  • When is it releasing in India...?
  • Transparent tiles, all I had in my dreams. I love them fully transparent.
  • The slider is awesome!!!  Also more accent colors is nice!
  • Ms seriously need to get a move on! They are literally not going to have any apps left let alone customers!
    Apple produced an advanced os in 2007 from the outset and have only been tweaking it since! Why have ms produced a barely useable by comparison os ?
    Use ms apps in ios and you will be aghast at the difference!make your decision then
    Peter
  • I love those new features, transparency slider, more accent colors, and can't wait to try the new store layout, but I hope Microsoft will give more than 48 colors, it doesn't have brown color, and a little bit of green color :|
  • We need to be able to run 2 apps at once
  • I just hope we get a nice flagship. 4.8-5 inch display and very thin frame, super amoled screen. Little thin kickstand, packaged with some nice ear buds. Call it the new surface phone
  • Kickstand won't get at all annoying when taking phone in/out of pocket.
  • I still prefer the background image implementation of WP8.1 (on tiles) over W10 (behind tiles) :-/
  • The 8.1 option is still available
  • Not going to lie, love the new changes, only thing I hate is the new on/off slider now
  • Hope they add,transparent notification action center.
  • Its tough to be in windows 10 preview. Since it lacks many needed functionality and compatibility issues of third party apps.
  • In WP 10 nothing is updating or installing like music, true caller, opera mini
  • they should have added colop picker wagon wheel instead for Accent colors
  • Moar hamburgers! Lol! Sorry, but 8.1 will be my last Windows Phone version. Moving back to iOS, hamburgers over yonder are so much better and surprisingly, apps from Microsoft!
  • Should I have build 10052? My phone is on 12534, but still, i don't have Spartan, old settings are still there... 
  • Shaping up now into something great
  • I wish windows 10 will bring "3G / LTE network lock" in the final build, Spartan background download, and download limitation option via store (ability to disable store download limit) ... Those are the things I need most of the time, and I still don't understand why simple features like that has gone missing. Quite annoying to have big data plan but is unusable. That aside, I like the looks and features in windows 10 preview and it's very great to see so much improvements in WP.
  • Remember to put away the current w10 background task method, it is definitely worst. Rather to remain 8.1 background task looks or upgrade to better way.
  • Windows 10 for Phones really needs to adopt background downloading. I have Android friends waiting to switch to Windows Phone, but are held back by the non availability of background downloading.
  • Well, that's good news for a 1020 user like me. However, I would love to have the pther features
  • Can't wait to try out the new Word and OneNote builds. I wonder when we can expect to see a new build again. 
  • Do you think we (in the UK) will FINALLY get Jen Taylor as the voice for Cortana? That's all I've been asking for for so long! I'm sick of this British Sat-Nav voice woman who is pretending to be Cortana!
  • It looks nice, but i dont know why i cant get it on lumia 520 through w insider.It says that no builds are available, any help?
  •    Love the slider idea. Hopefully, this will work for all of the tiles, third party apps included. It's about time that they upped the number of accent colors. I thought that this was going to be done in 8.1. I've never used Office on my phone but this is making me want to.
  • I just want to say, I really like the look and feel of the WP, coming from the Android environment for years, I think the tiles make the home screen look interesting, while still showing information. I like how Cortana works, easy to use and properly understands normal fluid speech. I do agree that the need to sort out an user accessible 'Download' folder where any type of file can be saved to from the email client, or the web. I also think that the WP browsers need to come much closer to how the Android browsers function, wheather in a 'Desktop'or 'Mobile' view mode, even a simple task like logging in for this posting using say, a my facebook credentials gets screwed up when doing it in WP IE, or UC Browser, or Surly for example. Also, running embedded Html 5 video, or using JWPlayer on a webpage is just so works poorly. I have a Nokia 1520, and multitasking isn't great, flipping back to the home screen when one or two other apps are open really shows 'jank' and dropped frames as the home screen builds back. (it shouldn't need a external microsd card, to lighten the load on resources) Don't missunderstand me, I really like WP and can't wait for the Windows 10 version, but this is Microsoft's real opportunity to get things right, and make it a little easier for the app developers with regards to some strict restrictions when developing apps. Microsoft, I hope your reading these posts and picking up valuable insight from them.