Microsoft is not working on Windows 10 Mobile anymore and the
devices that run it would become obsolete in December 2019 when
the company pulls support for the OS. Windows Phones would
become pretty much useless in by 2020 when the platform will be
discontinued and many core apps will cease functioning.
However, the developer community isn’t ready to give up on
Windows Phones yet and recently they managed to port Windows 10
for ARM to Lumia 950/950XL handsets.
The project is advancing at a really good pace. Thanks to the
work by the independent developers, it looks like we’re close
to getting mobile connectivity on a Lumia 950 XL running
Windows 10 ARM.
Developer Gustave Monce, one of the contributors to this
project, revealed in a
series of tweets that it is possible to have cellular
connectivity on such a device.
Windows 10 ARM on Lumia 950 XL with cellular connectivity
The developer stated that they have managed to run Mobile
Broadband Driver running and the Windows 10 ARM-powered Lumia
950 XL is able to read the SIM slot, even turn on the Modem,
turn on or off the radios, but the internet connectivity or
call is not working yet.
“Without a sim inserted in the device, it will report insert
SIM as you would expect. Having a PIN on the sim card doesn’t
seem to fix the account activation issue however, and it
doesn’t seem to find networks,” Gustave explains.
In near future, it could be possible to install Windows 10 ARM
on Lumia 950 XL with calling and cellular capabilities, all
thanks to a project by independent developers that would make
it it possible.