Microsoft: Next Windows 10 phone build isn't imminent, but will support Lumia Icon and 930

Earlier this month, Microsoft rolled out its latest Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones, build 10051. For the first time, the company opened up the preview to almost its entire range of Lumia Windows Phone 8.x handsets - but there were some notable exceptions.

Perhaps the most disappointing omissions from Microsoft's list of handsets approved to install build 10051 were its 2014 flagships: the Lumia Icon, and its near-identical international counterpart, the Lumia 930. The firm explained that this was due "to a scaling bug we need more time to fix" - an issue that also affected its new Lumia 640 XL.

Unfortunately, it's still not clear when the new preview for phones will land - but there is good news for Lumia 930/Icon owners.

Microsoft's Gabe Aul, head of the Windows Insiders program, responded to an enquiry on Twitter, promising that the next build will include support for both the 930 and Icon, "but it will take a little longer before it's available."

Another Twitter user asked if this meant that 930/Icon owners would have to wait "a little longer" after the release of the next build, or if Aul was actually indicating that everyone would have to wait a bit longer until the new build lands:

Unfortunately, judging by Aul's response, it seems that everyone looking forward to the next Windows 10 preview for phones will have to keep on waiting for now.

Still, while the wait for a new phone build continues, Microsoft released its latest build of Windows 10 for PCs yesterday. In a nod to the legions of people around the world who have been testing the OS ahead of its release this summer, the company designated the new build 10074 as its first 'Insider Preview'.

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