1. Foma Kiniaev's Avatar
    Hello guys. Do you know the difference between these two for mobile users? How risky is to get tech preview?
    01-27-2015 01:57 AM
  2. naeem151287's Avatar
    We don't know yet. Expect more information as we get closer to Windows 10 for phones preview release next month.
    01-27-2015 02:07 AM
  3. dKp1977's Avatar
    Technical Preview is what Windows 10 preview is (was) called. Preview for Developers on the other hand is the preview version of Windows Phone 8.1, which is deprecated so to say. It required a developer account - a limited one, obtainable for free through the app studio web application - to participate. The Windows 10 Tech Preview requires a Windows Insider account, which you can get for free too: https://insider.windows.com/

    Windows 10 for devices < 8" (Windows phones and small tablets) will follow the same path. Beware though, all these builds, regardless if they're for desktop or mobile devices, are beta builds. Far from being final. And they're often buggy and unstable. So if you participate, you do that on your own behalf.
    01-27-2015 02:08 AM
  4. Foma Kiniaev's Avatar
    Thank you. So basically Win 10 for phones and tablets preview is expected to be less stable than Preview for Developers was for 8.1, right?
    01-27-2015 03:48 AM
  5. Pete's Avatar
    Yes. The first builds of the TP for phones will most probably be buggy and crash quite a bit or have functionality that simply isn't finished.

    This won't stop millions of people installing the very first build on their primary phone and promptly complaining that something "vital" doesn't work.
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    01-27-2015 03:52 AM
  6. alex athanasopoulos's Avatar
    Well I must say that I am torn between getting the earliest preview or waiting for the 2nd or 3rd update. Maybe I will wait to see comments of how it works, if the known bugs seem important to me. The problem is that I only have a Lumia 920 and I really love it. (I also have L800, but with a shattered screen but it no much to the functionality of wp8.1.1 )
    01-27-2015 04:06 AM
  7. Foma Kiniaev's Avatar
    And speculations point the Developer Preview for Build conference? I rather would wait for May so.
    01-27-2015 07:08 AM
  8. dKp1977's Avatar
    And speculations point the Developer Preview for Build conference? I rather would wait for May so.
    I doubt there will be a dedicated dev version.
    01-27-2015 07:20 AM

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