WoA Project Matures: Lumia 950 Porting Windows 10 Becomes More Stable

In 2018, developers have successfully ported Windows 10 to Lumia 950/950 XL, and last year, developers successfully ported Windows 10 on ARM on devices such as OnePlus6, Galaxy S8, and XiaomiMix. However, the initial porting was only successful, many features could not be called, performance was very poor, and it was very unstable.

WoA Project Matures: Lumia 950 Porting Windows 10 Becomes More Stable

Subsequently, with the tireless efforts of the developers, the Windows 10 Build 19041 (20H1) version was successfully ported on lumia phones. The Lumia 950/950 XL can now run ARM64, ARM, and x86 desktop applications, and can invoke most mobile sensors such as light sensors and accelerometer gyroscopes.

The developer also created an adaptive shell that mimics the appearance of Windows 10 Mobile with desktop functionality. MobileShell is now available on the Microsoft Store for Lumia users running Windows 10. And when you switch to tablet mode, the shell also provides back navigation, status bars, notifications, and more.

WoA Project Matures: Lumia 950 Porting Windows 10 Becomes More Stable

Enthusiastic developers have also developed “WOA Dialer” that lets you make and manage calls on your device. However, cellular support is still under development and may not support all communications operators and networks. There’s also an app called “Chat” that you can use to send and receive text messages. Currently, MMS messages are not supported.

The developer also tested Windows 10 Preview Build 19628.1, which seemed to work well.