Microsoft scuppers Lumia 950 Windows 10 on ARM cellular capabilities

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The project to run Windows 10 on ARM on the Lumia 950 XL has made massive progress, the most exciting recently enabling cellular data, phone calls and text messaging, which opens up the possibility of making a real, working phone, running full desktop Windows.

It seems the success of the team reminded Microsoft that they have some legacy Windows 10 Mobile code lying around in Windows 10.

The latest Insider version of Windows 10, Build 18912, has had the cellular network stack removed from the OS.

Unless the team backports it, the dream of a real Windows 10 Phone appears to be dead.

It is not clear what the reason for the change is, but if we are being generous maybe Microsoft is preparing to release their own solution for a new Andromeda device.  If we are being less generous, Microsoft may just be blocking the hackers from doing what they could not.

More about the topics: Lumia 950 XL, Windows 10 on ARM