Windows 10 for Phones might include LED support for Notifications
A couple of days ago Microsoft has finally released the next Build version of Windows 10 for Phones. Originally Gabriel Aul has told us that the next version of Windows 10 will be available for a wider range of devices to test and that’s also possible now with the latest Technical Preview. All you have to do is to download the Windows Insider App on your Windows Phone, get 8GB free storage on your device and do not forget to sign up as a Windows Insider. However, unfortunately the Technical Preview is still not available for all devices, below you can have a look at a detailed list of supported devices.
Windows 10 for Phones Build 10051 device list
Lumia 430, Lumia 435, Lumia 520, Lumia 525, Lumia 526, Lumia 530, Lumia 532, Lumia 535, Lumia 620, Lumia 625, Lumia 630, Lumia 635, Lumia 636, Lumia 638, Lumia 640, Lumia 720, Lumia 730, Lumia 735, Lumia 810, Lumia 820, Lumia 822, Lumia 830, Lumia 920, Lumia 925, Lumia 928, Lumia 1020, Lumia 1320, Lumia 1520;
Once you have installed the latest Technical Preview of Windows 10 for Phones you will notice several things which have been reported in the last couple of days. There is for example the new calendar and outlook app included in this Build. Very beautiful new apps which will be a pleasure to use in the final version of Windows 10. With this Build you will also get a first exclusive look at Project Spartan on your Windows Phone.
There are several other changes included some obvious and some less obvious ones.
One of these less obvious but pretty neat changes can be found in the notifications+action settings section of Windows 10. There you can set how you want to receive notifications for your apps. You can turn on banners, sounds vibrating and with the latest Build there is an option to activate LED Notifications, as you can see in the screenshot below. Maybe we will see future Microsoft handsets with a notification LED, also the Lumia 930 has such a hidden Notification LED already, maybe this one will be activated too once Windows 10 for Phone gets released.
Long press takes you to the Action
Yep that’s another not so obvious new feature of Build 10051. If you pull down the Action Center, you can expand your Quick Toggles like it was already possible in the first Technical Preview. However in the current version of Windows Phone you can press the WiFi Toggle, which turns on WiFi. If you press it again you will be brought right to the WiFi settings. In the latest version of Windows 10 you can press the quick action to turn something on or off and by a long press you will be directly brought to the quick action. Very cool that Microsoft has finally included this, another feature, the community has asked for.
In the video below you can have a detailed look at booth new features which are included in this Build. Feel free to drop me a comment below with your opinion about this. Stay tuned for more information about the Windows 10 Technical Preview for Phones.