The next update for Windows 10 preview supports more than 6 phones

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Last month marked the addition of mobile devices to the Windows 10 Technical Preview, but not many users were actually able to try it due to the small number of devices supported. The next build of Windows 10 will add support for many more phones, Microsoft’s Gabe Aul said in a blog post yesterday.

Currently, only the Lumia 630, 635, 636, 638, 730, and 830 are able to install the Windows 10 preview. Apparently this is due to the partition size required to install the preview. Aul writes that now a technique called “partition stitching” will allow many more phones — a total of 36 — to be supported. The update still leaves many phones out, particularly devices from HTC, Samsung, or any other third party — only Lumia devices will be supported in the new preview build.

A few high-profile phones, such as the Lumia 930, are still not listed among the phones that will see support in the new build. Aul mentions that if a device isn’t listed, it’s likely due to a device specific bug, but there is a possibility that more phones may make it into the next flight. In the same spirit, if a device-specific bug is found, that device will be removed from the upcoming flight.

Even if you can install the Windows 10 preview, you might not necessarily want to. If you’re using a Windows phone as your day-to-day phone, you’ll likely want to hold off on the update for now. “This preview is still very much under development and you’re going to see some rough edges,” Aul wrote last month.

If you own a supported device and want to try the preview, you’ll need to sign up for the Windows Insider program and register your device to receive builds as over-the-air updates. Once a new build is ready, you’ll be prompted to install it, but you can roll your device back to the previous OS at any time.

The full list of phones Microsoft expects to support in the next build of Windows 10, which should come out next week, is below.

  • Lumia 1020
  • Lumia 1320
  • Lumia 1520
  • Lumia 520
  • Lumia 525
  • Lumia 526
  • Lumia 530
  • Lumia 530 Dual Sim
  • Lumia 535
  • Lumia 620
  • Lumia 625
  • Lumia 630
  • Lumia 630 Dual Sim
  • Lumia 635
  • Lumia 636
  • Lumia 638
  • Lumia 720
  • Lumia 730
  • Lumia 730 Dual SIM
  • Lumia 735
  • Lumia 810
  • Lumia 820
  • Lumia 822
  • Lumia 830
  • Lumia 920
  • Lumia 925
  • Lumia 928
  • Lumia ICON
  • Microsoft Lumia 430
  • Microsoft Lumia 435
  • Microsoft Lumia 435 Dual SIM
  • Microsoft Lumia 435 Dual SIM DTV
  • Microsoft Lumia 532
  • Microsoft Lumia 532 Dual SIM
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 Dual SIM
  • Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM
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