Windows Phone platform is in the maintenance mode and no new
features are planned by Microsoft. But there’s a good news for
the enthusiasts as the full Windows 10 ARM on Microsoft
Lumia 950 XL project is successful, though the refinements are
Yet another developer has now managed to install Windows 10 ARM
on a Lumia phone, and it appears to be running smoothly on the
device. But this doesn’t necessarily mean that you can easily
hack your Lumia and install Windows 10 ARM.
While there’s no chance that the Windows Phones will survive
without Microsoft’s support, but the skilled developers are
working on a project that could give a new life to some Lumia
handsets. At the moment, the experimental project is only
available for Lumia 950 XL, but the developers are trying to
port Windows 10 ARM to the smaller Lumia 950.
As you can see in the screenshots below, another developer has
installed Windows 10 ARM on Microsoft Lumia 950 XL handset.
Needless to say, the operating system on unsupported Lumia 950
XL isn’t snappy and responsive as you’d expect it but it
still does a great job.
Interestingly, the Lumia 950 XL could also run the Google
Chrome and it’s certainly something that you can live with for
It goes without saying that the full version of Windows 10 ARM
on a Lumia 950 XL is not ready to become your daily driver
because Microsoft hasn’t yet optimized the operating
system for small screen size devices.
While the Windows 10 ARM on Lumia 950 XL is an
experimental project, it’ll be still interesting to see if
this project can be ported to the HP Elite x3 flagship
smartphone or not. Developers might also try to install Windows
10 ARM on other Lumia phones.
If you’re an experienced developer, you can deploy Windows 10
on a Lumia 950 XL with WPInternals and a custom UEFI. Needless
to say, installing the full version of Windows 10 on Lumia
phones is worth the effort for some developers.
While Microsoft has given up on Windows Phone platform, the
company is reportedly testing a new foldable mobile device
called Andromeda. The rumours suggest that Microsoft could
announce the foldable Andromeda device with Windows Core OS