Microsoft has stopped developing new features for Windows
Phones, but a group of enthusiast developers are working
to bring the full version of Windows 10 to the Lumia 950
Windows 10 ARM for Lumia 950 XL has reached another milestone.
As per the lead developer, the project now has support for
calling and messaging functionality.
Unofficial Windows 10 on ARM on Lumia 950 XL project has
developed a lot in past few months and it has already made
enough strides that would almost make it feature complete.
Developers have successfully managed to port Wi-Fi, Bluetooth,
Audio drivers to Lumia 950 XL powered by Windows 10 ARM. The
device is also able to run the original Fallout game
without any major problems.
Recently, developer Gustave showed off how Lumia 950 XL with
Windows 10 on ARM can turn on the phone’s cellular modern and
even read the SIM card. After a few weeks of development, the
device is also able to make and receive phone calls. It can
also send or receive text messages.
At this point, Lumia 950 XL with WoA has all necessary features
except the camera, which may not exactly be a high priority for
I just called a friend using a 950 XL running WoA and I just
received a call. I could hear the other end well and he could
also hear me. Success
— Gustave Monce (@gus33000)
May 15, 2019
Although WoA for Lumia 950 XL sounds interesting, overall
performance, battery backup and usability still remains a
concern that cannot be addressed. It may not be a bad idea to
put this experimental project on your Lumia handset when
Microsoft entirely pulls support for Windows 10 Mobile.