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New Microsoft Phone Insider app may be a prelude to a 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 https://insider.windows.com/en-us/."

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.

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  • Got it , my 1520 ready for the 10 ..
  • Oooohh.!!! I had been waiting for some w10 for my Lumia news Things about to get real B)
  • you have a region
  • It was there since December..
  • Really? Good eye! Why did you not tip WC
  • Cause more than half go unnoticed..
  • again, why did you not tip WC? all I see is you complaining about something you had the power to help..
  • Legit! He did my friend... Do not complain about something you had the power to do..
  • I don't understand the hype around my simple comment stating that the particular app was there since December..!! It was just a little piece of info..!! Why the fuck do you have any problems with that..? Am not complaining it's you who is whining right now for no particular reason..!! And you are no one to tell me what to do what not to..!!
    If you have anything to contribute to the app you are most welcome to....
  • it was last updated in December, nothing suggests that it was visible in the store since december.
  • Found it during app hunting..
  • Yeah, seriously, even if he did hear about this app back in December, it wouldn't change anything because you can't do anything until WP10 / W10M is available for preview. It would just sit there like it does now.
  • But it would be nice to know its there...
  • Nice to know about an app that does nothing and just increases false(moment) hopes..? There are many apps in the WP Store which will excite you then....
  • Yes it would be nice to know my friend... This is clear evidence of WP 10 coming soon, that's why. I dont care about the application currently being useless, I care about knowing. Why I it so hard to just send an email?
  • Weren't we all already aware about it's coming since past 5-6 months when the updates-schedule was released for WP clearly stating that after WP 8.1.1 we get the WP 10..!! And it's slated to be released after Windows 10 and must be in development by now..!!
    And scroll either up or down to get your answer..Or just assume that I wanted to keep that top secret info to myself and not share it with Daniel&Co. or the rest of the world..!!
  • No no no, you got it all wrong my friend. It is clear evidence that Big Foot exists. Has nothing to do with Windows 10. You should leave Aman2901 alone. No reason to troll every single comment you come across, randomly throwing blame around to the first person you see. 
  • +1520 Exactly..I initially thought it to be a substitute of Windows Phone Insider..!!
  • Agreed
  • Really? Where is the complaining part btw? I'm not supporting him or you, but I have a pretty good idea of most of the people I find around the comment section, in particular. Actually, he (and 2 more Indian, 3 Brazilian) tips a lot of news/info to Windows Central as compared to others. And thus receive a lot of thanks too. In this case, you're wrong. Sorry.
    PS: The author did thank everyone who informed them. You can't say whether he was there or not.
  • +1520 Thanks Gautam Kabiraj.!!
    Nice to hear that folks here read 'Thanks For The Tips To..'
    I appreciate brother..!! Even I have seen you contributing heavily to this site..!!
  • + Indian 520
  • and you think all tips make it to frontpage? I prefer posting abt something inforums rather than tipping as even after tipping I dnt see anyacknowledgement then it comes up 2-3 days later when the news would be all ovr the internet and the post itself would be without any credits. I do understand that there will be a lot of tips and editorial team is doing a great job but its difficult to go thru all the tips so better I post in forums
  • I have the One. Am I right that there's no way to flash back to stock firmware if I DP?
    If so, I suppose I'll be testing these features on my retired L920.
    That's an additional advantage of Lamias I hadn't considered.
  • Don't try on One
  • You can flash a new firmware anytime.
  • DP doesn't change firmware. Just OS.
  • Arbitrary distinction.
  • DP only allows you to get updates earlier. If you disable DP you will then receive future updates at the usual time, and the next update you get after disabling will be 'stock' firmware. So unless it's urgent, you can get back to 'stock' firmware by disabling and waiting.
  • You can go back to stock firmware/OS with Nokia recovery tool.
  • I wouldn't try it on the one, while there hasnt been anything go seriously wrong with the lumia updates, we've seen some VERY bad results from samsung devices and 8.1, honestly, with out a back up solution, I would never use the dev previews, it was the deciding factor that made me choose the 1520 over the one.
  • Got it 720 :D
  • Isn't this just an app to give feedback for the technical prev for PC windows 10? It would be weird to release a different app for dev prev
  • Did you not read the description of the app (Which is quoted in the article)? "The Phone Insider application provides registered Windows Insiders the ability to receive pre-release OS updates on their phone, directly from Microsoft."
  • How to access the app? After tapping find a program I have to sign in with a domain account, but how? I can't get this part
  • read the article
  • wht.. i cant sign in  because he has  domain  Microsoft account  !!!!!!!!!!! any Bady know it ?? 
  • I just noticed on it's website that the Windows 10 Technical Preview (for computers/tablets) expires on April 15, 2015. Does that mean Windows 10 will fully ship on/before April 15, 2015?!?
  • No, you have to update to Consumer Preview.
  • for lumia 530 will be available ? 
  • how???
  • hello mr ahmed alhayali can you please tell me how can i get new win 10 update for my lumia 925 i already using preview for developer version and installed phone insider but i m not able to log in when i login with my microsoft account it show that username and password incorrect please help me my email is sach.bhati9@gmail.com and no is 9990999579 please help me
  • Yup. Downloaded it. It said this is not for your device. Please try another.
  • What device have you got? and what region are you from?
  • 1520. India. But of course i downgraded to Cyan from PD in preparation for Denim. Could that be the reason?
  • May be. I can download it on my 730
  • Nope I just downloaded it 1520 USA
  • Got it on my 1020 running Cyan (no DP, only official OS and latest FW).
  • I have a Lumia 520 from India, it installed just fine, can't login though
  • That's exactly what's happening here.
  • Yep, got it, can't login, seems frightening. Not sure about this one. L1520.
  • you can't login likely because they havent linked it yet, it looks like its gonna replace the preview for developers for windows 10
  • Actually, for me when i backed out it told me there were no previews available, but logging in will reveal more. My guess is that the login is for internal use (as it requires a corporate account on a Microsoft Domain.), and everyone else will just be shown previews based on whether they're insiders (TP for Insiders, CP for Average Consumers). This would be my guess though.
  • for me too , L925  
  • Downloaded it on my USA Lumia 920. Can't sign in, probably because they have it shut down for now. We'll have to wait.
  • You can't login at the moment because, AFAIK, this is for Microsoft employees. They'll update it to include a Microsoft Account login when the Window Tech Preview for Phones is available to participants of the Windows Insider program.
  • Already saw in WMPU. But its a useless app.
  • Always one.
  • Can we expect preview for Phone around jan21??
  • Announcement, yes. Availability, probably not.
  • It downloaded on my UK 920 on ee. Not sure what my MS domain is though.
  • If you were an MS employee or authorized user you'd know
  • I expected as much.
  • Don't worry, you don't get any updates even if you have logged in :)
  • I'm same downloaded on my UK 625 unlocked. Running Denim on DP, Using Tech Preview Windows 10 on laptop, Registered Windows Insider. But can't sign in
  • read the article
  • Lol. We are a bunch of over eager beavers!
  • Mmm beaver
  • Now I know why they call you Permanently Banned. LOL
  • Tis funny though
  • Hahaha
  • The Lumia 940 will sport a 5-inch full HD screen, states IBTimes. The screen will be shielded with Corning Glass 4. The device will be powered by Snapdragon 805 chipset that will be supported by 3 GB of RAM. It will feature a 24 MP PureView rear camera that will be able to record ultra HD video at 60 fps. The front-facing camera of 5 MP will support full HD video shooting. It will be available with three native storage editions such as 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB. The first phone to run on the new Windows 10 Mobile OS. http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/578582/20150109/microsoft-windows-10-mobi...
  • Don't think Microsoft would break Nokia's tradition of omitting number 4 in the series...
  • They may jump back to 10. Ie, 910, 1010, 610 etc.
  • Just like Valve lol
  • nah, valve can only count to two, not 4
  • They already are finishing Nokia brand, buddy
  • The reason for omitting it is still there. It's an unlucky number in some cultures.
  • What's wrong with the number four?
  • It's not the magic number ;-D
  • Hope it fixes all the current issues of L930
  • Issues??
    You're scaring me here bro I'm about to get one..
    What issues?
  • No issues here after Denim.
  • Is screen flickering got fixed in Denim?? I belive its hardware issue, just out of curiosity.
  • Dunno what they did. But the screen it's perfect now.
  • Wow if that's d case I'm much more excited for denim!!
  • I use the 930 as main phone. No problems, never :p
  • 1. Heating issues.
    2. Screen flickering.
    3. Battery backup.
    Screen flickering is just annoying me all the time.
  • Man that's a turn off,..
    Battery back up what's that?
    Define flickering..
  • Well I have a 930 and the only current issue I have that he listed is phone heating. The aluminum frame on the side gets really hot when im using it while charging. I don't have screen flickering and I am not sure what batter backup is.
  • Battery backup i meant battery drains so fast irrespective of its capacity.
  • You can search any forum for L930 issues you will hear screen flickering .. Even I dint had this problem initially after few days of usage I noticed that once in a while when you are using your mobile the screen just flickers once ..i experience mostly while scrolling..Switching apps.
    ..Battery backup i meant battery drains so fast irrespective of its capacity.
  • Well don't get your hopes high! denim may help you with the flickering...but it sure ain't gonna help you with the battery!I have a L620 (low end),used to be off charge for 2 days! With daily using..now its 24/7 charging,main reason I'm getting an upgrade..
  • @ssushmanth: I was testing Lumia 730 on a  store and I saw this screen flickering-thing that you are saying.. It isn't like flickering more like bad rendering(?) when the animations take place and scrolling, on the other hand I didn't see it on Lumia 930 which make me think that your device is maybe defected.. My thought is WP has something to do with some OLED dispays's rendering..  It is really hard to see if you are focusing on screen..What can I say, it's like magic! :P
  • Even I hope so they will replace my device ..Time to visit Nokia care soon!! Its not only a bad rendering also seems like a bug, it doesn't happen in all devices.
  • Err... IBTimes actually recited which was published by pcadvisor sourced from phonearena in November last year. It's actually nothing more than a speculation based on a rumor :(
     
  • Um, you do realize that ibtimes regularly generates click-bait articles, such as that one, for page-views, right? They have no source, it's pure. unsubstantiated speculation. Don't fall for it.
  • Never reference IBTimes. That website is a big sack of clickbait rubbish.
  • Not to sound like a xenophobe, but I've never read a reputable tech publication from India.
  • I'm the same. I used to use Google News for aggregating Windows Phone stories. I gave up though because the Indian articles (which dominated) were so lacking. They were almost always poorly written, and VERY light on facts!!
    I also must admit that I am growing tired of a majority of the Indian commenters on here who always seem to complain, copy and paste their grievances from other threads, or completely ignore the content of the article and therefore ask questions repeatedly. There are of course some good contributors from India - so I just hope the annoying ones get their act together & stop being so lazy with their comments.
  • Well it may be just BS but its the flagship I think most are looking for except for the 805, would like to see the 810
  • My phone is hang. Please help poor Indian.
  • Slyronit, reset your Lumia holding lock and volume buttons together and then check the last apps you downloaded. If you find crap there, that may be the reason your phone behaved accordingly
  • Totally agree. IBT publishes stuff they've found that is made up. I rate them 4/10 on fact.
  • Please stop posting crap from IB Times. They are worse that the National Enquirer. All they do is post junk to grab search results and clicks. Total nonsense.
  • I'm really excited for the event later on this month :D 
  • Amen.
  • Same here. Just 10 more days. Countdown begins now!
  • Same here, I'm curious about the Windows 10 for phones.
  • Hope my 1020 gets it
  • There's no excuse for not upgrading 1GB+ RAM devices. They will update or our devices.
  • English please..
  • Come again...
  • The newer Lumias are running on a different platform.  If Microsoft does not feel that the S4 platform is worth maintaining there will not be Windows 10 firmware for the 1020. We will all be stuck in heavily unoptimized Windows 10 hell !! :OOOOOO
  • Yazen, I remember having read about Satya Nadella mentioning that Windows 10 for phones will be made available on all WP 8.0 devices and onwards. You do have a point, but developing software for an OS takes time, so he and his team would definitely have given it a good thought before saying it at that time the OS was being planned / already in development
  • Notice the update was on 12-11-14
  • Yup
  • Well if my 1020 can't get camera speed improvement, early Windows 10 would be nice :D
  • +1020
  • That's not how it works, but I want this too ;)
  • Yes! Bring it on! 10 days to go! :D
  • For WP to update win 10, probably not available until end of this year. If not mistaken WP 8.1 still has GDR2 coming up soon.
  • Eh you do realise that he is talking about pre-release update through this application?
  • GDR2 has been nothing but rumor.
  • Don't automatically assume that the preview will be released on January 21. Remember Windows Phone 8.1 it was released like 8 days later.
  • As per denim practice, totally disappointed for the updates release day.
  • Waiting for Windows 10
  • If they have this then its sure most WP8 phones are compatible to some degree for W10. This is good. The deciding factor will be if everyone will officially get it or go the route of the Lumia 810; never get official updates but can still update through the Dev Preview.
  • Dammit I'm antsy right now!
  • Take a valium.
  • Run, that helps...lol
  • Yippeee...!!! I'm very happy today... :D F**k you android & iPhone :P
  • Or don't be biased to one side and insult other phones.
  • Too late Windows central, I've already installed it and signed up for insider program too.... Got the news for Windows power user
  • How did you sign in. It says my Microsoft account password or email is incorrect even though its not.
  • Yeah... It said me like that unable to login
  • He didn't say sign in, he said sign up meaning he registered for the any upcoming releases thrugh this pipeline.
  • This is for MS Domain Users http://(microsoft.com), not your MS account (hotmail.com).
  • Are u able to sign in????
  • Same, but I got the news from Cortana
  • Liar.
  • Hey cool guys I will tell you the way how he signed up not signed in...when u open the app and scroll down there is a tap here button on clicking that it will take you to insider.windows.com which is currently only for pc.....So the bottom line is he couldn't figure out that he opted for PC not PHONE ....How foolish he is...!
  • Ha ha. Like a fool
  • Daddy cool?
  • True!.. I have already registered for WP10 on my PC so I am already enrolled in the program. But I am not able to sign in though...
  • it's for both phone and pc, only you can't login in the phone app
  • I'm a preview user for phone. So any problem if i registered with insider.windows.com
  • It would be interesting if the gave us slow and fast updates! Wow.
  • These will be like Apple updates, we'll be getting them directly from Microsoft as opposed to after carrier approvals.
  • How to login to this app? I've tried with my Microsoft account but nothing
  • It said Microsoft DOMAIN account. This means it's currently for MS employees ...for now.
  • Just an FYI, hotmail.com is a domain, outlook.com is a domain a well. An account can be accessed as domain\ username or username@domain, it's one and the same
  • No, it's really not. I don't think you know how corporate domains work. Basically, if you're not part of Microsoft's Active Directory, you're not going to be able to log in at present.
  • Wonder if my developer account would work.
  • Microsoft Accounts have their own domain. Eg, if your Microsoft account email is johndoe@outlook.com, with the domain it's MicrosoftAccount\johndoe@outlook.com. However the MicrosoftAccount domain has not been enabled in this app yet, and likely the login process will change by the time the public can access it anyway.
  • Not that kind of domain indian buddy...
  • You must be part of their active directory, I know. Anyway, how did you came up with that conclusion that I'm Indian? My name is clearly Latin... (Remus)
  • I think he was referring to the guy who said hotmail.com is a domain. Usually the people asking potato IQ questions here are all from India for some reason.
  • Fellow 9gagger
  • hotmail.com is a domain, not the one this app accepts but it's, it's a domain. Now people like you stereotyping Indians, you really don't understand things do you?
  • And medieval England is a domain and equally stupid to be bringing up in this context as some sort of pertinent insight. Everybody and their neighbor knows that hotmail.com is a domain like... duh?
  • WRT the comment on Indians, Lets not generalize please.
  • Will Lumia 525 get w10?
  • Yes According to
    M.S all Lumia Phones will get W.10
  • Yes, absolutely. Currently running all windows phone 8 device including 512mb ram devices will get windows 10 update.
    its already confirmed.
  • Yeah. They said that all WP8 devices will be able to get 10.
  • unless they stop using the nt kernel every lumia will get upgrades
  • They are launching windowsphone 10. First of all they need to address the issues with Wp8.1
    My battery saver is creating problems I have reset the device 5 times since last 4 months. The bug is still there. They need to address these bugs first.
  • It's only Windows.. Unite everything, remember?
  • Unite everything and develop nothing.
  • I disagree 100% because ​both my 1520 and 925 are on 8.1 and I have no problems with the battery saver.
  • Same here Lumia 1020
  • no problems here, even with developer preview
  • That's not how that works
  • Downloaded and installed on a Lumia 928 but signing in doesn't work.
  • Its internal
  • Microsoft domain account = Microsoft employees
  • I'm thinking of putting the Windows Insider app onto my Lumia 928 as well, since I'm sure Verizon will never allow Windows 10 Mobile to be installed on the Lumia 928. Its been 8 months since you posted your message about installing Windows Insider onto your 928; how is it going?
  • Have not tried it recently.  The build i tried on it was really pretty bad (this was months ago).   I have not tested recent builds of windows 10 mobile on anything other than a 635.  Also - my 928 was replaced by a 735.  I finally beat the 928 to the point where it was separating at the seam.  It still works but i had to swtich.  If you MUST stay on Verizon - i highly recommend the 735.  Mostly i recommend not using Verizon though.  I can tell you the 735 has better overall performance and speed, better call quality with HD voice, excellent Cortana performance with my BT head unit in the car.  I do miss the camera button and camera quality though.  Verizon is still terrible - continued tradition of corrupting texts and SMS, random poor coverage issues really sour me on staying with them.
  • Can't log in!!!!
  • Microsoft domain account = Microsoft employees only
  • That's MS for ya! Love to tease months ahead!
  • Exactly!
  • Wohoo, I'm and insider. But I don't have Technical Preview installed... But for pre released windows phone 10 I would not hesitate. Thanks WC
  • Yeah.... Hate to break this to u, but it's currently only for MS employees, not developers
  • "Sign in with your Microsoft domain account" How can I take it?
  • You can take it up the...
  • Hahaha :) you nailed it buddy
  • Thank you.
  • read the fricking article, noone does that apparently
  • Friends anybody know that.,
    What's MICROSOFT DOMAIN ACCOUNT..?
  • Internal accounts of employees
  • Then why its an Public app..
    Ok I think MS will answer for all these questions in coming days..
    Anyways thanks for the reply..
  • Yeah I'm sure they will; be patient people.
  • it's _NOT_ a public app yet. this version is for internal use (for ms employees with their own domain account). pretty straight forward
  • Well any AD is a domain account, including your @hotmail or @outlook email, just saying
  • do not mix the internal active directory (ad) domain account with amy external accounts. @outlook or @hotmail account are not domain accounts in this case
  • The domain for external Microsoft accounts is MicrosoftAccount (eg MicrosoftAccount\johndoe@hotmail.com). But that domain isn't allowed for this app, and they'll likely change the login process by the time it goes public anyway.
  • Well not in this case but yes, they are domain accounts. Atleast that's how Windows 8.1 accepts it when you try using hotmail\username in configuring remote desktop settings
  • Downloading Lumia icon, USA
  • It's only for Microsoft Employees for testing Internal Builds, not for Developers.
  • Shame
  • What shame man.Wait till 21st of January.lol
  • Too long! :P
  • 26th or 21st??
  • 21st
  • So, can we get on a "buddy list" with someone at MS to add us for these internal bulds ? We all know it's just a hotmail account added to a list to get into the program..... Mine is <WC user name> @ hotmail DOT com... Easy...add me please if someone from MS is reading here....Thanks !
  • Yep can't login as it is not available for public.If sign in it says password or username is wrong.
  • Interesting. I doubt it but man it would be nice if they shocked us with a preview build at the event. It should look fantastic on my One.
  • Think HTC will have the corresponding firmware available ON TIME with the PfD builds though? I had an 8X and that's why I had to get a new phone early; HTC never released their 8.1 compatible firmware for it, so my 8X got plagued.
  • @jucan Adrian Remus..... You are doing great job by conveying everyone answers .p
  • I'm just trying to help, that's all
  • Well I was also helped by you....
  • Keep it up, we got lots of morons, as you can see.
  • Love it when people don't take the time to read the post and comments prior to freaking out that something doesn't work....
  • This^^
  • Yes, the comments are disgusting!
  • I just signed up as a previewer when it comes out to the public..
  • Seems this is for employees only so far. You have to login on a domain.
  • So why they let us download? They could block this easily.
  • What's the big issue?! Just download it and await an update in due course that signifies the app is open to consumers.
  • Its less than 1MB download ..... Why do you feel like installing 50000$ app of 32GB size..... Who knows the app will be next version of Preview for developers
  • It is next pdf. More consumer focused. ;)
  • They want some "Phone Preview is a thing c:" hype going.
  • I want to thank Jucan A LOT for his patience. A LOT. Have I already sad A LOT?
  • Lumia 920 unlocked in Brazil good to go.
  • This is for our internal testing purpose. You guys doesn't need to download this app. When the developer preview version roll out, it will be available on your phone as software update if you are already enrolled in developer preview program. If you haven't, download the Preview for Developers app.
  • Thnx
  • Thanks for clearing that up.
  • Thanks for the clarification...
  • According to wmpoweruser this app is different and can also download carrier firmware such as Lumia Denim
  • Out of curiosity.... if it is for internal use only why was it published on the Store? Just testing?
  • Nevermind, found it: https://twitter.com/GabeAul/status/553966525028130816
  • Everyone knows that... You don't know until MS clears up as it may be the new preview fir developers app likewise windows insider in PC...
  • TY Jason, is thier any truth to the rumor the new P4D will get firmwares too?
  • this is app will be for the windows mobile 10 insider program to get early access to the new OS, it is different then the developer preview app, Gabe has already shared on twitter that this is indeed for the windows mobile 10 preview and looks like it will start on the 21st too.
  • Release it on feb 14 then We will be in love with w10... :)
  • Seems faster
  • Too late. Too old.
  • Seems late. Seems old.
  • dont worry hes using ie 6
  • Dial-up
  • Ooh cant wait!!!
  • Woh!! Excited about it
  • But the website taking about Windows 10 for PC
  • I am guessing the preview will be made available on January 21 or in a week or so after the event.
  • Months or so..
  • I have Lumia 830 and i didn't use Preview for developer (i'm not developer) ..but still i give it a try and downloaded phone insider.. And when i tape on "find a program" and i transferred to "Sign in with your Microsoft domain account" page.. I don't know you guys are talking about this sign-in issue? I think i can sign in if i have a developer account!
  • Nope its for Microsoft officials
  • Maybe if they make this one public(I mean searchable from store), there will be a dedicated Windows 10 preview app for developers(who paid for and not app studio) and regular users including those who signed up for app studio. Wherein they'll get different builds(if possible) to prevent other from complaining about the PFD which is really meant to developers.
  • ^^What he said.^^ Huh, what the hell did he say?
  • What is Microsoft domain account?
  • Yes! Please tell me also
  • Delete the app.. Its not for us..
  • Strictly For Microsoft Employees
  • it is for ms employess at this point but come the 21st it will be for everyone who decides they want to try the new OS.
  • A Microsoft domain account is for employees. It's how large companies who utilize Active Directory work.
  • It's referring to an Microsoft active directory domain for internal users I.e. Employees of Microsoft. If you're not an employee, you can't currently make use of this
  • Can't sign in
  • Getting exited
  • No use when no one willing to write wp apps.
  • Hopefully W10 for Mobile will come with the ability to run Android apps.
  • Since Sam now is a Microsoft employee, maybe he be able to sign in and tell us the details. :p
  • That's clever!
  • If he did that, he wouldn't be a MS employee for very long! :P Almost certain that everyone allowed to use the test builds are under NDA's
  • Yes you'd be under a NDA.
  • That application may void the warranty provided by mobile operator
  • Preview app said the same. Still under warranty
  • At least us loading up their logs with failed sign-in attempts shows how excited we are for the Windows 10 for Phone preview. :P
  • i lolled
  • That's good. More apps directly from Microsoft.
  • It won't let me sign in!!! anyone else having tho problem?
  • Yup.. This app is not meant for us.. We'll get the preview through the PFD app itself. Delete this one..
  • Same problem
  • Same here man.
  • Ugh once again READ THE ARTICLE!
  • I'm gonna be more cautious this time around.. Will put this on my side phone (Samsung ativ) to check out. My L1320 stays official till further notice..
  • yup i would not run any developer preview on anything other than a lumia, if have problems can easily load the rom back to youre phone. the only thing this time around is you will probably recieve new firmware along with the OS which might cause issues rolling back to a wp8.1.1 rom
  • Oops nvm lol. Missed it in the article
  • Thanks ms for making me happy for nothing
  • Microsoft didn't make this app public.. blame the blogs. Blame yourself for reading the blogs. This app can't be found by a search. It's not public.
  • let others try then i will get into it.
  • Can't sign with my Microsoft account
  • I'm a registered user but I'm unable to login
  • Just loaded it up on my 925 and 520 in USA. I think I will remove it from the 925 as it is my needed daily user. I can afford to experiment on the 520
  • App says "Sign in with your Microsoft domain account".
    Microsoft domain account should be different from "Microsoft account".. Might be internal to developers
  • Downloaded... Can't wait! :-)
  • First I need denim .. When my phone get official denim update ?Microsoft??
  • My Lumia 520 has got it. (Hungary)
  • Mine is Lumia 625. Waiting for denim for the past 35 days
  • I've got my denim too, approximately since a month ago. I use Lumia 520 from Indonesia. Not sure since when denim is available, glad he's with me know.
  • dang I really wanted to start testing asap ​
  • How can I sign in
  • 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."
  • Downloaded
  • Windows 10? Or application? xD
  • EVERYONE THIS IS FOR MICROSOFT EMPLOYEES ONLY! On a side note wmpoweruser suggests that this app can download carrier firmware.
  • come the 21st it will be available for all to enjoy.
  • Hi i am not connect acount what is Domain/user? O.o my email? No work ;-; please
  • Domain accounts are just for Microsoft employees, you can't register yet.
  • Relax people and wait until Jan 21 for some official announcements
  • I'm all set and waitinggggg
  • Registered
  • Installed on my 830 in Canada. Ready to go when MSFT is.
  • Rather wait till Jan 21 to hear the real deal.
  • Well I just registered myself as an insider on insiders.windows.com. Turns out it is for windows PC.. Nothing for phone
  • I wish I could attach an image of the mail I received. But it says it's strictly for PC
  • that will change on the 21st.
  • I have a question, though is a little off topic, why is it that we still don't have Lumia denim on other Lumia devices apart from the 520,535,625, and 720 and a few 1520 and 930
  • That's bcoz most low range lumias doesn't have a firmware update for denim, the preview installed is the original version as well
  • Doesn't explain why the update hasn't been released in other regions and on devices like the 1520. Plus, almost every single device has received Denim in at least one country or region.
  • Good news. Looking forward to have win 10
  • What is a domain account it asks for that
  • Can't seem to login on insider app. Is it the same for preview for developers?
  • Read the article!
  • I canT log in O.O
  • Read the article dude!
  • It'll definitely be replacement for preview for developers app for windows 10 for phones.....
  • This was available last month.
  • Btw, people read the article before saying " I can't sign in" Update, There are no programs available at this time.
  • Microsoft needs to be careful with this one. If its anything like the windows insider program for pc then the builds are going to be pretty buggy and not everyone will be able to handle them. They need to have some sort of screening process to see who gets to be on the program. Otherwise they'll be a lot of people crying on sites like these about broken software.
  • +920
  • I sense something interesting on on 21st Jan
  • :)
  • Hj
  • Woah!!
  • Maybe we can use it after Jan 21 event!
  • +1
  • Can't wait for 10 and some new phones!!
  • Got it downloaded for my M8, now i need a domain account to access it (my PC is still running windows 7).
  • Only Microsoft Employees can access it at the moment they'll update it later
  • Installed, but cannot sign in with my Microsoft account (already running windows10 on pc and also registered to preview for developers). +L520, USA
  • I love how people comment Before reading other comments. It seems like every other comment is the same in regards to signing in. It's internal at present time accessible to Microsoft employees only until they flip the switch to allow the rest of the impatient technical community.
  • Wow! Yeah...
    Now its obvious that formal announcement will be made for Windows 10 for phone on Jan 21st event.. :-)
  • I have a Lumia 635 can I get it?
  • All WP 8.1 devices will get it
  • Read article to the point were it stated app could be gateway to win10. I stopped reading and just installed. My 1020 is ready...
  • Is working for me :)
  • I became an insider
  • Got lumia 930 here and no issues at all.
  • My Lumia 520 is ready for Win 10!
  • Why is it different then the developer preview for wp8 etc?
  • the developer previw for wp8 only let you install updates for the OS. this program will let you update os, firmare and other ms stuff made for wm10.
  • I got it.. I already signed in but its says that i need to install Windows 10
  • That's the default response from MS website itself. That's not the app saying that. It's because that's the only program available to us currently. This app is simply a bit early or just doesn't apply to us.
  • Guys did you notice what are the precautions for downloading this app ? It scared me for a second so what ya think ?
  • It says sign in to find "additional programs". The front of the app says that it sets up your phone to accept release updates. As long as your in insider you get prelease. Which I am and anyone can be. Additional programs could be for MS employees. Like faster updates.... "additional". Lol... Makes sense to me.
  • oh..still w8 ing for deinim >_< >_< hong kong
  • Downloaded it. Bit am afraid to sign in. Says not ready, data might exceed, phone calls including emergency may not work. So we all wait right?
  • I signed in, the only option was windows blue. It looks like for employees only ATM
  • microsoft seems to confirm it's intended for public use https://twitter.com/GabeAul/status/553966525028130816   will be update later to open the app to insiders I presume
  • Anyone have a Microsoft Login? :)
  • I don't care to speculate. But I don't think 10 is near
  • On second thoughts It may be it. I would be nervous to use the new os.
  • No way.April is Build and we will know then.Seven months away and they release a Dev Preview for WP10?(NO!)This app is clearly for Devs and Microsoft employees for testing.
  • later this month you will get infor on wm10 and the startup of the insider program for wm10, not inapril with build. seems to me with ms announcing the jan 21st date they are speeding up their timetable with windows 10 for all devices.
  • final wm10 will be ready later this year, probably around september or october but until then we will have a preview period to report bugs and give feedback, same as with windows 10.
  • If this is indeed a preview app into Windows 10, they should put up a huge scary list of warnings up so that not every kid/noob with a WP installs it and complains about everything.
  • +720
    That's right+I don't recommend installing it on your primary phone
  • Should leave a review....
    "crap! ..doesn't work" :P
  • Nawzil confirmed that this is just for ms employees (now)
    And it'll be updated to be available for pfd users after 21/1/2015
    So we can download windows mobile 10!
  • It is just internal, you will need Microsoft Corp account to register.
  • I am pretty sure this is for the Windows 10 preview. However, I hope that Microsoft will consider giving automatic preview for the registered insider of the Windows 10 for PC. I was already an insider for Windows 10 PC, so I hope there's no need to register again.
  • How am I gonna be able to get it when I don't have windows PC just a windows and phone
  • Will windows 10 fix the touch screen issues of Lumia 535???
  • Already been an update for 535
  • that has already been fixed.
  • I heard that the updated hasn't fixed it??
  • Logged in and it took me straight to Windows Technical Preview to download windows 10. DP being substituted by PI, way to go Microsoft!
  • My ICON prompted me for a update today, that was 65mb.... I could not take it because updates on my phone fail with an error of some type (and MS says hard reset my phone that I am not ready to do yet). It could of been a older update but, I am not sure.   It was from the Preview program, as I signed out of the preview program and checked for updates again (with the preview off) and it didn't show anything. So, if you was thinking it was Denim from Verizon, it's not.... A 65mb update in my eyes would be a big update...no ?
  • Downloaded the app and registered for receiving updates. (I am a Microsoft employee) B-)
  • Do keep us posted in the forums :)
  • Sure. :)
  • Please be true about firmware and OS together, please,please......
  • Lol icon still not officially on 8.1
  • I'm just praying to doG, that the rumors of bypassing the carriers for firmware updates is true. Being stuck on Amber just plain sucks. Found many little bugs with the current Developer Preview that can be traced to lack of having the old firmware.
  • I don't see that app.
  • Wow why is everyone having a meltdown over this App? If you tried to sign in to the App it asks for the Domain\Username & password which would make anyone with a minor tech background knows that unless when you signed up for the developers/insiders preview they gave you a Domain name you are not going to be able to login. So I'm sure they released the App early & are setting up domain servers for the Windows 10 OS for the phone so when it's available for download they can make sure everyone can download it without issues like flooding the servers & having people cry because they can't download the OS which I also imagine would be over a GB. So for now just keep calm & try not to have a meltdown over it...
  • Gabriel Aul (who gives news & updates about Windows Insider program for Windows 10) said: "More details on the 21st, but the app is available to everyone so...".
  • I what to say that there is a way to sign into the app and be an insider but the windows phone 10 preview is not available yet.
  • Isn't it will work for the WP 8 too?
  • If on laptop or pc you open your windows insider hub it asks you a series of questions, email address phone number & so on all weighs up now.
  • I have a Nokia Lumia 822, and just got Lumia Denim update a few weeks ago. Before we get excited about a possible preview for Windows 10 for phones, I think we should sit tight and wait til Jan 21 for an announcement from Microsoft. We don't know what the app in the article is for, and even whether they are working on Windows 10 for phones or not. We can wait until 21st and find out . As Golum adviced Smeagol, "Patience, my love, patience." Until then, we can go to a Starbucks and drink coffee or do whatever,,,  
  • How do I do it
  • Did you phone him coming 1320 updated
  • Rumor - Only Snapdragon 800 (1520, 930 ) devices will only be upgraded to WP10 , not Gen 1 devices
  • Gen 1 devices are WP7 Devices
  • WP8 gen 1 devices , anything with Dual core processors 520,620,920,1020,  .. (Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
    Qualcomm MSM8227 ) - wont get Wp10
  • Stop posting false information. MS hasn't officially stated anything on that matter
  • We are discussing the rumors right ,  do you really think Windows RT OS which ran on Surface RT devices , which is going to be new Windows 10 Mobile , which includes tablets + phones can run fine on 512 dual core ARM devices?
     
  • We have 1 GB ram 16gb memory tablets running full windows I don't think ots a stretch to go to 512 with missing features
  • And I suppose you started that rumor? You should really put a little more thought into your garbage comments. With such high requirements, Windows Phone would loose it's bread & butter - low end phones.
  • all wp8 lumia devices will get updated to wm10, ms has already comfirmed that of numorous occassions.
  • Don't start these shit rumors. It has been already said that all of the WP devices will get W10.
  • ...this app is not new. I've seen it in the store for at least the last two years.
  • I think your right. The last updated date of that app is 12.11.2014.. That not seems to be correct
  • I think you are confusing the "Insider" app
  • :-(
  • +925
  • I need an update to satisfy my hunger for updates! Where's GDR2! Where's Denim!
  • I think this may be for Microsoft internal folks. The domain and user is likely for MS internal domain users.
  • You have right, but my accounts are not working now :(
  • I will be sad if I will be able to download 10 before Denim. *sniffle*
  • Have not you signed up for preview for developer app to get denim. I already had this on my l620
  • As compare to windows 10, denim is useless
  • I wish people would read the article completely before downloading and trying apps. I understand the excitement but read about what you are planning on doing. Anyways.... I think this MS's first salvo for WP10 and there will be more to come.
  • +920
  • Just installed. MS, Come on. I am already ready
  • seems Gabe has kind of confirmed that the windows mobile 10 preview program will be coming on the 21st too.
  • I want a video explanation of how to run the program
  • How can I log in please help
  • Read the article properly..
  • The article is incorrect. There IS a way to sign in. Tap "find a program", it then asks you to sign in but with a domain.
  • It's not..That's the only way and one should have some common sense..!!
  • What is domain?
  • Just 10 more days to go!
  • Anybody notice the screenshot that says "Production Blue" as the build? Windows Blue... I.e. 10
  • Yea just did..Nice notice..!!
  • Actually Windows Blue was 8.1. Windows 10 was codenamed Threshold.
  • Where ? xD
  • What is domain log in...
  • I joined my account with Windows insider but I still not able to sign in into app... Anybody can help me??
  •    Hopefully, this is Microsoft's way of listening to fans, and bypassing the carriers altogether when it comes to updates with software that's more finalized than the Developer's Preview version or contains the firmware updates.
  • Still the updates would be going the old way only..Carriers do need to approve em..!!
  • Dev preview voids your warranty for a reason lmao. .........
  • Got it on my Lumia 620. Now the question is what will happen to developer preview?
  • What exactly is a Microsoft Domain Account and how do I get one? The Phone Insider app is providing me the option but no idea what a Domain Account is.
  • Really? I want to believe you're being sarcastic, but I'm afraid you're not. Read the comments. Domain accounts are for Microsoft employees only...
  • What do i have to do after dwnlding the app?
  • i cant logon
  • Okay seriously stop your crying... The app is a pre release for when they release Windows 10 for phones to download. This is so people don't crash the store with traffic, as well as the servers when they release it for those who have signed up. They are doing what Apple doesn't by preparing themselves for the release so everyone can download it and install it without crashing the servers. Be patient everyone, rushing it leads to problems, but making sure you take it time to do it right the first time will make everyone more happy
  • Read carefully 4th para Unfortunately...
    It's not to time for all
  • Great
  • If this has come, they have to shut down preview for developers.
    Or else, they could have renamed preview for developers instead of making a new app.
  • After I downloaded this app, my phone was working but suddenly it stuck and I shut it down and then I got this message "Error: Unable to find a bootable option. Press any key to shut down." Anyone can help? 
  • After I downloaded this app, my phone was working but suddenly it stuck and I shut it down and then I got this message "Error: Unable to find a bootable option. Press any key to shut down." Anyone can help? 
  • ​Ok have downloaded the app... waiting for when this gets enabled for signing in... hopefully not too long after the announcement on Jan 21, 2015... please Microsoft, let it be at most just one week after Jan 21!!!
  • At
  • How can I join to the program with a 930? I was a Microsoft/Nokia employee in the near past, but al my rights are deleted so I can't log in :(
  • Waiting for 10 mobile for my original surface rt, wonder will Jan 21st bring that too???
  • Waiting for widows 10 for mobile
  • Remove this article or at least update it as it clearly states 'Domain Account'.  MSFT always has internal-only programs and this is obviously one of them.  It isn't something that consumers here should be spending any time installing or wondering about.
  • This is clearly a repalcement for the Preview For Developers app, check out the URL link in the app: https://insider.windows.com/. Quite revealing, even if it is setup for just desktop version at the moment.
  • Great
  • Too bad. Even if not completely stable I'd let them use my 1520 for a guinea pig any day.
  • Is this app available to Philippines because I can't see the app from the store if someone download it pls reply to me
  • How to log in??
  • I can't login by my account even it merge with insider account
  • What about I can't login even I'm insider user and I have win 10
  • Go ahead and install it and mess up your devices folks ....will people ever learn bout these pre lesease funktions werlm well......
  • Hey when will it be available in india? I mean windows 10 update
  • need to login through a Microsoft Domain Account weird. .
  • Waiting for Microsoft for any update....
  • Looking forward to 10
  • Got it on my L525 CV India, non PFD Lumia Cyan.
  • This a
  • This app is only usefull for MS employees with some neaded account, I have this in the near past an a Nokia employee, but our factory are closed now and all my accounts are not working, I have tested all the previous SW updates on 820 and 920.
  • I tried to sign  in repeatedly.  The app said that I didnt have the correct login. Any suggestions?  
  • The AT&T 925 model doesn't even have the most recent 8.1 update, and yet their already trying to release 10? Maybe I should be blaming AT&T, but this is just fucking annoying at this point -_-.
  • One star - Doesn't work. Uninstalling. :-D    
  • Has anyone registered this app yet? If so, does it conflict with preview for developers app? It seems like it's the same type of app!
  • Is this a good idea? I just spent a day going back to Windows 8.1 from several builds of Windows 10. It was so buggy and didn't work well, and frankly right now I don't much like Windows 10, but I have two tablets, a desktop and a laptop so having one of my computers not functioning was fine. But I only have one cell phone, which frankly has to work. So, I will do this if I can easily revert to my saved Windows Phone 8.1 without spending a day setting everything back up. I doubt that will be possible, however.
  • Lumia 925 cyan from Brazil here. After I installed the app it keeps giving me updates. It's the third time in a row that I get an huge update. I don't know if it's looping, some bug or something. Anybody with the same issue?
  • After the fourth update it just stopped coming. :)
  • can't sing in....
  • This doesn't accessing my Microsoft account and tell me plz. What is domain account is need a domain for this app
  • Anyone tell me what is Microsoft domain account i failed to login with my regular Microsoft account
  • Downloaded and logged in, downloading W10 Cant tell you how to log in though, its easy to guess an ID or get a micorosft domain account from someone
  • How can I register me at phone insider?
    And it is free to register on phone developers cuz i wanna try preview for developers.
  • How to get update in my Lumia 520, region India,I want to know process
  • I can't get it to log in...
  • Still cant sign in Lumia 635
  • I hope this doesn't sound to dumb, but how do I install the app at the bottom of the article using the UPC square shown? I'm sorry but I have never needed to before this one and I can't find it anywhere using my phone and searching the web. I can get the link to install W10 on my computer but I want the Phone Insider app.
  • Here's a leaked image of the Windows 11 mobile prototype  . . . :-D  
  • Roger
  • What about HTC 8S Phone Insider is available or NO?
  • i am using Lumia 720 with windows 8.1.1 developer priview. Have already installed the 'phone insider' app on phone memory but cannot log in. If anyone have any idea regarding the issue, please help me.   suppi
  • Still can not sign in on my Lumia 635
  • when i login with my microsoft account it show that username and password incorrect please help me how to sing in
  • hhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
  • Hi! I had tried Windows phone 10 on my Lumia 535 twice. In fact i was bit excited to try it. But: 1. on first instant my phone screen gone blank after 2 or 3 days. (I was in a call and after hang up n phone lock, phone screen never came back to life. Although Lumia customer care was generous to deal that in warrenty) 2. after repair I agian tried but screen kept on going blank but coming back to life after restart.    So, Alas! I had to reverted back to windows phone 8. Still determine to try it though wheneven new update arrive.   Regards.
  • Hi! I had tried Windows phone 10 on my Lumia 535 twice. In fact i was bit excited to try it. But: 1. on first instant my phone screen gone blank after 2 or 3 days. (I was in a call and after hang up n phone lock, phone screen never came back to life. Although Lumia customer care was generous to deal that in warrenty) 2. after repair I agian tried but screen kept on going blank but coming back to life after restart.    So, Alas! I had to reverted back to windows phone 8. Still determine to try it though wheneven new update arrive.   Regards.
  • The last windows 10 beta update overloaded my phone and made it useless.
  • Is flow keyboard working after windows 10 insider preview update?