Videos of Windows 10X on the Lumia 950 XL emerge, because why not?

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

What you need to know

  • Videos have emerged of Windows 10X running on a Lumia 950 XL.
  • Developers managed to get Windows 10X to support cellular connectivity on the mobile device.
  • Windows 10X will not officially come to any existing hardware.

Developers continue to show off Windows 10X running on devices that it was never meant to touch. Twitter user Gustave Monce, and expert on running unsupported software on things, recently shared several videos of Microsoft's new version of Windows running on the Lumia 950 XL.

Windows 10X won't ship to any current devices, and it especially wasn't meant for a smartphone from a dead platform, but Monce's videos are here, nonetheless. In the videos, the Lumia 950 XL handles touch, running apps, and multitasking fairly well.

When people first managed to get Windows 10X to run on the Lumia 950 XL, some key features weren't working, including cellular connectivity, cellular calling, and auto-rotation. Those features appear to be working now, as shown off in Monce's tweets.

It's important to note that this is an unfinished build of Windows 10X running on a device that it was never meant to run on. As a result, glitches, bugs and broken features are bound to happen. That might seem self-explanatory, but some online have complained about the performance of Windows 10X running on unsupported hardware.

Developers also managed to get Windows 10X running on a Surface Pro 7 and showed it off in a video as well.

There are resources and guides on the web that allow you to flash Windows 10X onto devices, but they can brick your device or cause other issues. We won't link to them here, but if you really know what you're doing, they aren't hard to find on the web.

You don't need to risk bricking a device to see Windows 10X in action. We recently went hands-on with Windows 10X and show off the operating system in a full video.

Sean Endicott
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