Microsoft employee runs Windows 10 ARM on Lumia 950 XL


Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
Deputy Editor
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Windows 10 ARM runs on Lumia 950 XL

Many Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL users are trying to revive Microsoft’s flagship smartphones.

A team of developers is working to bring them back by experimenting Windows 10 on ARM on Lumia 950 XL. The project recently showed commendable progress as the developers recently managed to run GPS on Lumia 950 XL. 

The CTO of Microsoft Azure, Mark Russinovich shared the images of the smartphone running on Windows 10 ARM.

Russinovich is also known to be a leading face behind a popular project Sysinternals Utilities. These Utilities run as a diagnostic tool that helps to highlight inconsistencies and errors in Windows OS.

He announced that Sysinternals’s ARM64 versions would be available very soon for devices running Windows 10 on ARM.

The Redmond giant stopped working on its mobile OS and Windows smartphones. This recent news is interesting for all those people who are not yet ready to give up on Windows smartphones.

Microsoft is not officially supporting the project at this time. This Lumia 950 XL project is an indication that some Microsoft employees are looking for ways to keep Windows phones alive.

Some of the die-heart fans of Windows Phones expressed their excitement by responding to the Tweet.

yes its a blessing even mark realizes what a joy a mobile windows device can be. i hope he can show his boss and convince him that there are people out here that dont want a mobile device to just run angry-birds or snapchat

They also appreciated internal employees who are putting their efforts to work on the project.

It’s quite cool to see internal folks give the community WoS effort a shot. Is it any widespread or just a select few tinkering around?

The popularity of Windows phones is still very high. Many users said still own Lumia 950 phones.

Love it that you still use a Lumia. I still have my Lumia 950 as my one and only device.

Have you ever tried to run Windows 10 on ARM on your Lumia 950 or Lumia 950 XL? Let us know in the comments section.

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