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Of course Windows 11 has been ported to the Lumia 950 XL smartphone (Updated)

Microsoft is holding an event on June 24 to unveil the future of Windows… but the future is already here for some folks thanks to a leaked Windows 11 build that’s been floating around the internet for the past few days. Some folks have already installed it on PCs or in virtual machines. But at […]

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You can install Android 12 on a Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (but you probably don’t want to… yet)

The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL was released in 2015 as one of Microsoft’s last smartphones to ship with Windows 10 Mobile software. These days Microsoft is focusing its mobile efforts on Android (by releasing apps for Android phones as well as its own Android-powered phone). Meanwhile, hackers have been focusing on how to load other […]

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Stupid Lumia 950XL tricks: Now you can run AutoCAD on this obsolete phone

The Microsoft Lumia 950 XL was the most powerful smartphone to ship with Windows 10 Mobile when it was released in 2015. But it was also one of the last phones Microsoft ever shipped with the operating system. The Lumia 950 XL has had a interesting afterlife though – now that Windows 10 on ARM […]

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Hacker brings dual-display support to a Lumia 950 XL running Windows 10

Microsoft’s first new smartphone in years is the dual-screen Surface Duo which will ship with Android software. But while Microsoft has given up on developing Windows for smartphones, a small group of hackers have been keeping the dream alive by doing crazy things like porting the full Windows 10 desktop operating system to run on […]

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Installing Windows 10 on a Lumia 950 XL smartphone just got a lot easier

Now that there’s a desktop version of Windows 10 designed to run on laptops and tablets with ARM processors, it’s unsurprising that a handful of hackers have found ways to shoehorn Windows 10 onto old smartphones that had originally shipped with Windows Mobile software. But up until now it’s been pretty tough to follow along […]

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Sure, why not run Fallout on a smartphone (by installing Windows 10 on ARM)?

In case you missed it, earlier this month hackers released tools that make it possible to hack pretty much any smartphone that ever shipped with Windows 10 Mobile. With Microsoft having largely abandoned its mobile operating system, that opens the possibility of replacing Windows 10 Mobile with a full-fledged desktop operating system like Windows 10 […]

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You can run Windows 10 (or Linux) on a Lumia 950 XL smartphone

Microsoft’s long-rumored Surface Phone may still be nothing but a rumor… but if you happen to be one of the folks who bought the company’s last smartphone, it looks like you can now turn the Lumia 950 XL into a full-fledged PC. The phone originally shipped in 2015 with Windows 10 Mobile software and features a […]

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Early Microsoft Lumia 950 concept included Surface Pen support

Windows may be the dominant operating system for notebook and desktop computers, but Microsoft’s Windows software for phones has an ever-dwindling market share. While the company continues to offer updates to Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft hasn’t launched any new smartphone hardware since the fall of 2015. At the time, the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 […]

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Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL coming in November for $549 and up

Microsoft has officially introduced its new flagship-class smartphones. The Lumia 950 is a 5.2 inch smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor, while the Lumia 950 XL has a 5.7 inch screen and a Snapdragon 810 octa-core CPU. Both phones ship with Windows 10 software, support Microsoft’s Continuum for Phone software that lets you […]

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Whoops! Lumia 950 and 950 XL show up early on the Microsoft Store website

Microsoft is holding an event on October 6th, where the company is expected to unveil a next-gen Surface Pro tablet and the two most powerful Windows phones to date. Not sure you believe all the leaks and rumors? No problem: Microsoft may have just accidentally issued a bit of confirmation. The Microsoft Store UK website […]