View Poll Results: Should Insiders be able to get new hardware early?

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  • Yes, free while supplies last

    10 21.74%
  • Yes, at a discounted price because we are dealing with all the problems

    25 54.35%
  • Yes, at full price

    5 10.87%
  • No!

    15 32.61%
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12-02-2015 10:53 AM
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  1. Captpt's Avatar
    I think if you assisted in testing and developing you should get the device early and at cost!!
    Not only for the hours of effort and expertise but if there are still glitches or bugs when they receive the device before the public who would be more informed on notifying MS of the issue.. Sure beats having 20 of us regular consumers coming here waving out arms in the air saying wtf, whining and complaining.. Would lead to a smoother release I would think..
    I wish you guys had them now!!
    11-13-2015 07:44 AM
  2. ShinraCorp's Avatar
    As much as I want to say Yes with either discount or full price I think this will never happen for one major reason.

    Hardware defects...Unfortunately, it's not as easy to resolve as a software issue via a patch or update or anything. It requires a recall in which it'll cost a lot of money to ship out the newer version of the phone. I can see some VERY limited people having prototypes, but they must have to 100% agree on paying for shipping and all that.
    11-13-2015 08:03 AM
  3. DavidinCT's Avatar
    They should make the 950XL available early for Verizon customers only.....oh, wait....crap
    RumoredNow and aximtreo like this.
    11-13-2015 09:51 AM
  4. StaticXCC's Avatar
    It takes 5 minutes to become an Insider, and it's free.

    Insiders? No
    Developers that have submitted to the Windows App store? Yes
    11-13-2015 10:42 AM
  5. v535's Avatar
    If MS decides to make a group for hardware or so called "Windows Insider for Hardware(s)":
    Firstly, make that device available to a local MS store. Then select a group of people randomly(preferably 5-10) and contact them via e-mail or Windows Central site. Secondly, everyone in the group must be able to highlight their viewpoints and make a checklist of which feature should be included or excluded.
    Next is to pick up a guy or gal or a child who will be test driving the device for limited time and highlight their viewpoints with pros & cons.
    If checklist items or inputs given by guy or gal or child matches with insider's checklist then those items require critical attention and finally a report is submitted to MS. UI/UX feedback would be given by windows insider.
    11-13-2015 12:47 PM
  6. Witness's Avatar
    It would be nice if they went like:

    Developers: 40% Off
    Insiders: 25% Off
    Windows Central Users, but not those trolls that have no business being on a Windows fan site: 15% Off
    11-13-2015 04:23 PM
  7. Krystianpants's Avatar
    It's likely available to those with the best feedback scores and legitimate feedback, not crying. Those that did all the quests and many other things. And of course I am willing to bet it's for U.S. users only.
    11-13-2015 06:42 PM
  8. Krystianpants's Avatar
    It would be nice if they went like:

    Developers: 40% Off
    Insiders: 25% Off
    Windows Central Users, but not those trolls that have no business being on a Windows fan site: 15% Off
    The insiders chose to install windows 10, they didn't have to. The privilege was being able to see software cycle development of their OS. There shouldn't be any price decreases because anyone joined. Maybe a free dock with a purchase at most, or first dibs on pre-orders.
    11-13-2015 06:44 PM
  9. Jakub Suchy's Avatar
    And of course I am willing to bet it's for U.S. users only.
    You bet wrongly! As I stated above I got invited and I am from Europe's Czech Republic. :)
    11-13-2015 06:44 PM
  10. Krystianpants's Avatar
    You bet wrongly! As I stated above I got invited and I am from Europe's Czech Republic. :)
    Ahh ok. That's cool. congrats!
    RumoredNow likes this.
    11-13-2015 06:45 PM
  11. Abhishek Yadav1's Avatar
    Ahh ok. That's cool. congrats!
    Well I am from India.I got the email too and I read people residing in Angola getting it too.I think the selection is also bases on some kind of geographical logic.For eg. Choosing the most active insider among 100,000 people of an area
    Krystianpants likes this.
    11-14-2015 03:28 AM
  12. Allen Rhodes's Avatar
    WOW, this is just.... wow. NO. Keep in mind that 90% of the "insiders" arent even developers. This is just another example of "im special" and further evidence that the Insider program needs to be closed to the general public until 60days prior to release. Why in the heck would MS make available a phone early to people who have signed ZERO documents and will likely place their phone on ebay. WOW.
    RumoredNow and nycny like this.
    11-14-2015 11:17 AM
  13. rafal soboczynski's Avatar
    I have previously tweeted @GabeAul my idea that Insiders should be able to get the new devices NOW, with whatever preview build is currently available. I mentioned it again today in a reply to him where he mentioned that he uses a 950XL for Continuum. He replied "Interesting idea" and a tweetstorm of mentions and favorites followed.

    Should Microsoft take the next logical step in the Insider program, and open it up so Insiders can test the new hardware before it's generally available? What do you think?
    pointless, because people would abuse that system. for example if i was insider and get 10-20% of the device i would order it month or so before final software, then just wait for final update and opt out from dev preview, just an example of what people can could do, (i am actually insider since 166 build, but only on phone).
    nycny likes this.
    11-14-2015 08:14 PM
  14. ttsoldier's Avatar
    No because people don't know how to act when they get pre-released stuff for testing purposes in order to provide feedback.

    It will only result in more bashing of Microsoft.

    Look at the insider program for windows 10. All people do is make threads and ***** and moan and complain. Do you not know you are privileged to be getting the software before RTM?
    Last edited by ttsoldier; 11-14-2015 at 11:55 PM.
    11-14-2015 08:34 PM
  15. Richard Culverhouse's Avatar
    No because people don't know how to act when they get re-released stuff for testing purposes in order to provide feedback.

    It will only result in more bashing of Microsoft.

    Look at the insider program for windows 10. All people do is make threads and ***** and moan and complain. Do you not know you are privileged to be getting the software before RTM?
    I agree 100 percent.
    11-14-2015 09:09 PM
  16. PepperdotNet's Avatar
    Well judging by the number of people complaining about many issues concerning the 950 and 950XL - which are due to the unfinished OS - it seems that my suggestion was indeed implemented. We have new hardware running a preview OS.

    My apologies. I really didn't think they were listening that close to *my* suggestions.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    12-02-2015 10:53 AM
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