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How-To Geek 02 July, 2021 - 05:40am 52 views

How do I get Windows 11?

Users need to enroll into the Windows Insider Program and then navigate to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program on a Windows 10 PC to enable dev channel and obtain Windows 11 builds. Microsoft recently launched the Windows 11 preview build. News18How to Get Windows 11 On Your PC Right Now: New Features And Why You May Want to Wait

Student gets Windows 11 running on a Windows Phone

The Verge 02 July, 2021 - 02:15pm

Microsoft’s new OS on Microsoft’s old phones

Windows 11 adapts surprisingly well for the 5.7-inch display, but the same can’t be said for the speed of animations. While Windows 11 is usable on the Lumia 950 XL, it doesn’t look like something you’d want to pull out of your pocket every day. But that’s not really the point. This is the latest achievement in a five-year hobby of tinkering with getting full versions of Windows running on Windows Phone devices.

“It all started really 5 years ago, when Windows 10 Mobile was near obsolescence,” says Monce, speaking to The Verge. Monce teamed up with Bingxing Wang, a fellow engineer, to bring the idea of running full Windows on these phones to life.

“As time went on and we started talking about it, discussion groups formed and in turn we had a community of people interested in running full Windows 10 on Lumia 950s,” explains Monce. “We’re now basically a team of about 15 people, and we’ve made a lot of progress.”

Monce and the team have built a dedicated site for their project, and it includes tools, guides, and documentation on bringing Windows 10 and Windows 11 to these old Windows Phones. Not everything works perfectly, with the cameras failing to function, a hit to battery life, and calls / SMS occasionally breaking due to Microsoft’s OS changes. It’s more of a fun project to see just how far engineers and developers can push the devices that Microsoft has abandoned.

It’s also a project that reminds me of the age-defying HTC HD2 smartphone. Developers and engineers kept HTC’s legendary Windows Mobile device going for a solid decade, with custom Android ROMs, mods, and even a port of Windows Phone 8 for the device. The Lumia 950 series is nearly five years old, and the fact that a team of people has ported Windows 11 to it is proof that there’s life in the old phone yet.

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