Want a phone that can run Windows 10? Grab this Lumia 635 for just under $50 right now
At the moment, the just-released Windows 10 preview for phones supports just six low-to-mid end Lumia devices. As luck would have it, Amazon is running a sale on the AT&T Lumia 635 for just $49.84 and it happens to be one of those lucky six Lumia Windows 10 preview devices.
Yes, you can get this 4.5-inch smartphone that doesn't need a contract for just under $50. Once you have it in your hands, you can download and install the Windows 10 for phone technical preview to try out all the new features. As we reported before, higher end Lumia devices can't current use this first preview build but Microsoft plans to add more devices to their Windows 10 list in the near future.
Update: We have also been told that the Lumia 635 is also available at Walmart locations (opens in new tab) for $50 as well
Source: Amazon (opens in new tab); Thanks to Justin Angel for the tip!
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The new photos app is also a big change, they don't have "albums" view yet, which I use most often. I also dislike how the photos tile now displays "recent photos" and there is no way to change that, yet.
And finally the font sizes everywhere have reduced so much that it seems weird - especially in the "settings" pages.
No more data toggle in action center.
Clicking on WiFi switch in action center to turn it off still takes you to WiFi settings page.
Can't add Mesaaging to lockscreen quick notifications.
Kids Corner is still present.
Selecting a picture is a nightmare now. For instance, if you want to change your background or select a photo to be displayed on the photos tile, you cannot select an album of your choice and browse the photos in it. You have to browse through ALL the photos on your phone, since there is no album view.
First of all, no one is asking you to test out the OS that is still in preview and still adding features.
Second of all, you would not be one smart person to install the preview on your primary phone.
Third, no one is asking you to buy a new phone.
Fourth, there are developers who make apps and want to make sure that it will work on Windows 10 when it rolls out. They might need multiple phones - one to test out on the Windows Phone 8.1 and the other phone to test out on a Windows 10.
After all, isn't MS aiming for the low end market.. Who the hell do think are buying those phones..Donald Fuckin Trump...
That's a fucked up comment, $50 is nothing in the U.S....
I can admit that I can be nasty, downright nasty, but usually when taunted. Ell, all of us can be nasty when we need to, and the internet only enables it via anonymity.
Or at the very least, knew before releasing it. So while it's wonderful that someone was able to receive it, it's like a middle finger to those who didn't. So don't diminish people's right to be outraged at the poor planning via Microsoft's communicating certain compatibility. I like other owner's of certain high end phones are fully entitled to express disappointment with this communication blunder. Just as if it were reversed and low end phones were left out.
Also how does it look when Microsoft releases a new update to certain phones and just by chance one of those very "compatible" phones just so happens to be on sale, today? It looks an awful like some sort of sales gimmick. Shady. Besides... I'm still paying on my 1520 and don't want to downgrade to get an upgrade. If I decide after having paid this phone off if I even want to stick with Microsoft. Because this is definitely not the first time something of this sort has happened.
XBOX integration last but not the least hair appointment (comeon its joe :P )
Edit: from other comments appears he indeed did.
Mark my words..
And Microsoft you keep expanding all the factors that leave you with a mere 3% percent market share. You knew beforehand which phones it would be released to prior to your media frenzy of lowered expectations. Did you show the slightest consideration to the many consumers to whom you knew would not be receiving the preview? No. Instead you held tight lipped and allowed the expectations of many to be raised for greater publicity.
So, yes. I will express my disappointment with yet another snub by the folks at Microsoft. If you're plan is to lower your market share to 2% or even 1%, then good job.
And to all of you that feel the need to belittle justified indignation towards repeated aggravation. This is not the first time Microsoft has sidelined sectors of it's consumer base. So back off.