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PC software giant Microsoft has rolled-out a new Windows 10 Technical Preview firmware bringing bug-fixes, new features and also support for more devices including non-Lumia smartphones.

"We're excited to get this build (10.0.12562.84) out because it brings many improvements but also because it adds support for a few important phones that Insiders have been asking us about," said Gabe Aul, official Windows Blog moderator.

The new Windows 10 Technical Preview software for phones, not only brings new value-added features and bug-fixes, it also now supports top-end smartphones -- Lumia Icon (aka 930), Lumia 640 (and XL version) and the non-Lumia device HTC One (M8) with Windows.

The company adds that the Verizon model - -HTC One (M8) with Windows will get a separate update (build number: 8.10.15143.154).

What's new in the Windows 10 Technical Preview (build number: 10.0.12562.84) for mobiles:

  1. New Windows Store (Beta version): It comes with refurbished visually appealing interface for easy access of applications. Users can buy apps and games with options such as international credit card, gift cards and PayPal. However, carrier billing is not enabled yet. Since it is a beta version it has some glitches, but is expected to be fixed soon.
  2. Universal Office apps: It is integrated with Windows Store (Beta) and users can download value-added apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote Preview apps.
  3. Xbox app: This brings access to users' activity feed, achievements, friends list, activity alerts, messages, watch Game DVR clips, and connect to your Xbox One console.
  4. Music Preview app: brings access to your music collection and play all your music – including songs you have added to OneDrive cloud storage.
  5. Video Preview app: now users can browse and play multiple video formats including MKV files on your device
  6. New Camera app: brings new features for HDR, video stabilization, autofocus. The company adds that some select devices such as Lumia 1520, 1020, 930, 830, 640, and 640XL are not yet compatible with new camera, but they can use "Lumia Camera" app until new stability updates gets deployed in coming days.
  7. Bug fixes include cellular data connection failure, migration issues, e-mail notification, Insider Hub launch issue, crashing of Twitter app and lot more issues has sorted by the new update.[More information, HERE]

Here is the List of Other Lumia Phones Eligible for Windows 10 OS Technical Preview:

  • 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
  • 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