Hot on the heels of the announcement that Microsoft is now calling its next mobile version of Windows the rather descriptive Windows 10 Mobile, the company has today released new build to developers. This new build adds a handful of devices to the list of those that are compatible while also bringing new features to the operating system.

Amongst those new features is a beta version of the Windows Store and support for the new universal Office apps. Microsoft has also added four new apps to the collection, with Xbox, Music, Video and Camera now shipping as part of this third Windows 10 Mobile beta.

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The version of Windows 10 Mobile that this new beta build 10080 is replacing was previously compatible with 35 different devices, and the new one builds on that by adding support for the Lumia 930/Lumia Icon, Lumia 640 and Lumia 640XL. HTC One M8 for Windows Phone also joins the ranks of devices that can have the beta build installed, which makes it the first non-Lumia device that has been given Microsoft’s blessing.

Those already on the Windows Insider Program can get the update by heading on over to the Settings app, then tapping ‘Update & Recovery,’ before choosing ‘Phone update.’ Finally, tapping ‘Check for updates‘ will initiate the update process. If you’re not part of the Windows Insider Program already though you’ll need to right that wrong first, and we have a complete guide here on how you can do just that. Be sure to read the instructions carefully though, because there are plenty of warnings to heed before you start installing anything.


Of the major new additions to this third Windows 10 Mobile beta, the Xbox app is likely to get the most attention. Offering access to your achievements, activity feed and friends list, the app is fully featured. You can even watch Game DVR clips right from your phone.


(Source: Microsoft)

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