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Microsoft: all Lumias running Windows Phone 8 will be updated to Windows 10

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Microsoft: all Lumias running Windows Phone 8 will be updated to Windows 10

While Windows 10 won’t be out before mid (or late) 2015, Microsoft can already confirm that all current Lumia devices running Windows Phone 8 / 8.1 will be updated to the new version of the OS. This means that even ultra-cheap smartphones like the Lumia 520 and Lumia 530 will run Microsoft’s latest OS next year, which is pretty cool.

The
Microsoft: all Lumias running Windows Phone 8 will be updated to Windows 10
confirmation came this week via the official Lumia account on Twitter. Also mentioned was that “new Windows 10 models” will be released sometime in the future - but that’s hardly a surprise. Earlier this month, we heard that Windows 10 for phones was already in testing - with the Lumia 940 possibly being among the first handsets to run the OS (although, of course, at the moment we can’t confirm the existence of the 940).

We assume that most non-Lumia Windows Phone 8 handsets will also be updated to Windows 10. But that remains to be seen.

Windows 10 is a platform that will unify all Microsoft devices - PCs, laptops, tablets, smartphones, and even wearables. While it will look slightly different, depending on device type, it will be the same OS at its core.

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posted on 13 Nov 2014, 15:09 13

1. hunted (Posts: 403; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


very nice to hear. MSFT really catching up in everything.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 17:15 5

26. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 977; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


Update Windows 10 will cost you $199

That's M$ style

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 17:20 4

29. sip1995 (Posts: 1544; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


How do you know that.....?

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 17:49 12

31. Pattyface (Posts: 1510; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


He doesn't. He's just trolling.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 17:54 1

33. joey_sfb (Posts: 5236; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Oop! I did it again!!

They promise Windows Phone 7 users the same thing what did they get?

What excuse do they give when they offer them Windows Phone 7.5 instead? Maybe they already learned their lesson from Apple just called their would be Windows 8.5 to be Windows 10. Works for Apple!

I will buy a proper Windows Phone 10 next year. Thank you!

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 18:00 1

34. joey_sfb (Posts: 5236; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Further back I was also told that Windows Phone 6.5 would be free! Did that happen?

And Windows CE 5 to 6 would be free, did that happen again?

LOL! And Microsoft wonder why they have so many haters!! instead of fans.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 18:16 5

37. Pattyface (Posts: 1510; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Bookmarked for when you are proven wrong about Windows phone 10.. Thank you for the fun I'm going to have.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 20:49 2

44. joey_sfb (Posts: 5236; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Google and Apple are both giving their OS for free.

Only Microsoft is still charging for their OS, remember that while you have your so call fun!

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 21:14 4

49. meanestgenius (Posts: 9190; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Since when do you pay for updates for Windows PHONE?? I think you're confusing your OS's. I've never paid for a Windows PHONE update...EVER.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 23:36

62. joey_sfb (Posts: 5236; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


What I said were Microsoft past doing, it does not mean they wouldn't change for the better.

So I do hope Microsoft will give WP8 user a free and complete upgrade to WP10.

If fact its better for me since I already have 4 units of Lumia 625. I can try out Windows Phone 10 without another purchase.

In conclusion, Microsoft are just not great at keeping their promises.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 23:52 1

63. meanestgenius (Posts: 9190; Member since: 28 May 2014)


I don't know any of the big tech companies that have been great at keeping all of their promises. Do you?

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 00:52

65. joey_sfb (Posts: 5236; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


So far Apple and Google are still ok in my book.

They did not make any big promise so there none to break.

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 02:37 3

68. meanestgenius (Posts: 9190; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Apple makes the promise of "premium" hardware and an OS that is "the most advanced in the world".

Instead, you get bending, exploding hardware and an OS so bug-ridden, even the patches just present more bugs.

Google gives you the "promise" of open source, but in actuality Google is locking down the OS more and more. You even have to adhere to certain guidelines set forth by Google if you want Google services on your handset.

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 19:24

83. joey_sfb (Posts: 5236; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


What you say are relative, different users may have different view.

ASOP vs proprietary

Apple design vs Microsoft design.

Microsoft make a promise to me the consumer to give Apollo free to windows phone 7 user but did not deliver that breaking promises. What I don't understand is why windows phone fans can't face a simple truth that Microsoft is a jerk. They pull the plug on windows 7 user on Skype hoping they will move to WP8. I wonder how many WP7 user would tuck their tail between their legs and get wp8?

Still let hope Microsoft new CEO deliver on wp10 promised.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 21:33 2

51. elitewolverine (Posts: 4993; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Google does not give it's OS away for free.

I could lead you to their AOSP website, the part where to access certain features of android, you need to divvy up for the google version. And you want to use the green guy? Yup they get charged for that too.

Apple, actually doesn't give their OS for free either. In reality, you pay for it through the hardware/software combo you are buying at a higher price than PC's. Not to mention somethings don't make it over. Like how wifi calling doesn't happen on the iPhone 4s but happens on the iPhone 5c etc.

Of course MS actually released their OS for free of use for anyone wanting to build and sell a Tablet/Phone.

Also you mention, 5 to 6.5, from 7 to 8. Yet not a single source ever from MS stated it would. MS stated they wanted to have 7 to 8 for phones, but hardware differences would not have had a unified experience.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 19:17

39. sgodsell (Posts: 3052; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


I wonder if all WP8 devices will see all the new features, or will it be like iOS where certain devices will see more features then other WP8 devices.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 21:34 1

52. elitewolverine (Posts: 4993; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Hardware limitations, pretty much sums it up.

Guess what, my Droid M doesnt have google now active listening...those liers and those cheats like iOS....eyeroll.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 19:49 10

40. snowgator (Posts: 3554; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


I double-dog dare you to find me a link where MS "promised" or "confirmed" that WP7 would be upgraded to WP8. Go ahead. We will wait. What?? No??? No link?? No reference? REALLY??? Wow. I know why.... Because Microsoft NEVER ANNOUNCED IT WOULD HAPPEN. Nope. Not once. I was a WP 7 user. I was waiting, I was sure it would.. Nope. Didn't happen. They stated there was no upgrade path and they never dropped one hint otherwise. So just stop. Holding MS accountable for a "promise" that was only rumor by hopeful users like me is silly. They confirmed this will happen.... It will. Go about your business. Nothing to see here.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 23:16

60. joey_sfb (Posts: 5236; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Since you asked nicely :)

http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/microsoft-does-good-windows-phone-7-users-will-get-free-upgrade-to-windows-phone-8/

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 23:23

61. joey_sfb (Posts: 5236; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I have nothing against Windows Phone, in fact I plan to buy Windows 10 phone next year to try out the features just like I had with Windows CE 5, Windows Phone 6, Windows Phone 6.5, Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8.

I share my thought and no one has to agree with it.

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 19:28

84. joey_sfb (Posts: 5236; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Proof that hard core windows phone fan living in denied. I see only 10.

Got to be more out there! LOL!

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 01:03

66. Industriality (Posts: 131; Member since: 08 Sep 2014)


Fact it's free if you are a Win 8 user...

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 20:45 9

43. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Full Windows running in 512 MB is a testament to the efficiency of the OS.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 21:06 1

47. jojon (Posts: 329; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


Well said..

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 21:09

48. joey_sfb (Posts: 5236; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


How many WP8 game require 1 GB to play?

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 21:35 2

53. elitewolverine (Posts: 4993; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Less than .01% of the apps in the store go above that 512mb limit. And in fact, of the 300 that do require it, 290 or so are from the same developer that is using a crappy pump me out tool for games/apps.

If we can have halo 4 on xbox 360 with 512mb of ram, there is no excuse for any game in the windows store to need more. Especially when the fastest ARM on the market just hit 360's tflops count...10yrs after the 360.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 23:04 1

59. joey_sfb (Posts: 5236; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


does your crappy developer includes Halo: Spartan Assault and Mass Effect:Infiltrator;

And other high profile games as FIFA 13, N.O.V.A.3, Tiger Woods 12, The Amazing Spider-Man, Cracking Sands, Gerbil Physics, MONOPOLY, Rocket Riot, and The Sims 3).

PLEASE DO NOT OVER promise AND UNDER deliver. If you tell people to get 512mb phone and the experience is no good they become hater.

I always tell people to get the highest possible spec for the best experience and RedMi Note give 2GB Ram for $130 and that what I recommend.

http://allaboutwindowsphone.com/features/item/17975_What_apps_are_incompatible_wit.php

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 13:33 1

76. elitewolverine (Posts: 4993; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Ahhh yes, that old link. My next question is....Do you even Brain Bro?

Funny part is i just pushed installed Halo Spartan Assault to my Nokia 635, you know the one with 512mb of ram. So no I wouldnt include them.

How about the rest then? Well lets compare it to the iPhone 4s. Why? Because that to has 512mb of Ram. Now we can argue that iOS uses less mem footprint but it dont think that is the case. At least not enough to reduce texture sizes etc (which is a rather quick fix that can save tens of MB).

Nova 3 - 512mb iphone
FIFA 13/15 - iPhone 4s
Tiger Woods - iPhone 4s
Amazing Spider Man 1/2- iPhone 4s
Cracking Sands - iPhone 4s
Gerbil - indie game nothing it does should require 512+

Monopoly - 512mb Ready
Rocket Riot - no longer published
Sims 3 and Sims Freeplay at 512mb

So i ask again, do you even brain bro?

Yes lazy devs imo, not optomized, simple as that.

RedMi Note 130? Not that a quick search found, and if it takes that long to search it means nothing. Newegg has one for 230+, i would point them to the 535 instead. Not to mention the redmi has 8gb internals with android that doesnt like to install much to the mem card like it used too. Where on the 535 they can.

posted on 15 Nov 2014, 19:47

85. joey_sfb (Posts: 5236; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I already bought 4 units of redmi note and 10 units of redmi 1s directly from xiaomi rep.

I paid 130 for Redmi note and 100 for redmi 1s.

The truth is wp8 will not meet my requirements. They lacks the apps and for redmi 1s my company developer wants android for his project deployment. I even tease him asking how come he never mentioned windows phone 8.

He give me a stern frown. Lol!

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 22:48 2

58. laughmi (banned) (Posts: 283; Member since: 28 Oct 2014)


MS is a money crunching company. They are just doing it under pressure becz they are nowhere in the market and the leaders (Google, Google's partners and Apple) are giving atleast some updates. Even no competition was there MS won't even care to update 8 to 8.1

MS works for customers only when it is under intense pressure and fear to be out of the market!!

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 05:46 1

70. Pattyface (Posts: 1510; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


You mean like EVERY other company? That is why competition is good.. Just saying. What would apple be doing without pressure? Google?

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 08:31

72. mafiaprinc3 (Posts: 502; Member since: 07 May 2012)


cant wait to see what new features and design

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 15:15

2. mattkl (Posts: 211; Member since: 01 Feb 2010)


Start menu?!

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 15:44 2

12. nbringer (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


yes, it has start menu :)

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 15:18 4

3. thachlel (Posts: 75; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


F windows Microsoft is not cool! There's no reason for me to use windows nowadays!!!! I paid license for windows 8 from upgrading my win7 after almost a year my laptop crashed n Microsoft makes me pay again for windows 8 f Microsoft! Now my house full of apple products from wifi to mac pro n ipad they expensive but works flawlessly! And free upgrade os and ios and also apple store is most every mall. I have been used Microsoft products from DOS now I'm tired and sick with self fixing windows n install drives n virus .... Blah blah tired need rest from Microsoft products

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 15:25 17

7. nathan.carter (Posts: 416; Member since: 11 Aug 2014)


if you have money to spend you could have paid a guy like me to fix your problems. but ok.....

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 15:42

10. Phonedingo (Posts: 378; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)


How'd you like the nexus bro?

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 15:41 11

9. Penny (Posts: 1647; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Enjoy your Apple world. Eventually you'll probably have to get proprietary outlets and couch cushions, too.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 15:44 7

11. tury694 (Posts: 167; Member since: 25 Aug 2014)


You are simply a Microsoft hater who has been coddled by free updates from the likes of Apple and Google. I you want an update you pay for it. No more hand me outs.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 15:59 7

14. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1554; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Cool? If that's your criteria for purchasing then you'll be very happy with your Apple products. Just wondering, were you always this illiterate or is that a byproduct of using cool and hip devices?

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 01:09 1

67. Industriality (Posts: 131; Member since: 08 Sep 2014)


Running windows 7/8 flawlessly for years, but you have to buy good hardware, not cheap laptops...

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 15:18 8

4. Wiencon (Posts: 1709; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


And that's really good move, seems like they even beat Apple in terms of support.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 16:16 5

21. sip1995 (Posts: 1544; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


They can, cuz the Lumia 520 has NO lag...

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 16:38 3

22. Phonedingo (Posts: 378; Member since: 16 Aug 2014)


Liar.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 16:56

23. UglyFrank (Posts: 1544; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


The most basic UI

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 20:59 2

46. Penny (Posts: 1647; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Thanks for the compliment. We UI experts try hard to make interfaces clean, simple, and intuitive.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 21:37

54. elitewolverine (Posts: 4993; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


So basic, that Android 5.0 is trying to mimic basic functionality for a unified experience across all androids....go figure they would try to go lock n step with iOS and WP.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 15:21 8

5. meanestgenius (Posts: 9190; Member since: 28 May 2014)


This is awesome! Good move by Microsoft.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 15:25 4

6. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2067; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


One of the many reasons to buy a Windows Phone!

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 15:32 3

8. pureviewuser (Posts: 474; Member since: 11 Nov 2012)


WELL DONE MICROSOFT YOURE REALLY MAKING A GREAT EFFORT WHICH WILL SOON SEE THE BENEFITS MS FTW.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 15:48 2

13. Penny (Posts: 1647; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Very cool news. Also indicates that they are indeed not looking to release any major devices until Windows 10 is on it, which kind of sucks I guess.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 16:00 3

15. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1554; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Just a warning, Microsoft said the same thing about 8.1 yet every single Verizon device is stuck on 8.0 with no end in sight.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 16:07

18. Penny (Posts: 1647; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Yeah, Windows 10 might not solve the carrier problem. They still exist, unfortunately.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 17:01 4

24. Damo579 (Posts: 242; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Microsoft had the update but Verizon isn't releasing it because they want it to work with their crappy bloat apps. Blame Verizon for the Icon and 928 not having 8.1, not Microsoft.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 17:46

30. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1554; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


That's all well and good except Nokia isn't the only OEM that has Verizon WP8 devices. Verizon's argument holds no water since the M8 shipped with 8.1 AND the crappy Verizon bloatware.

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 18:14 1

36. Pattyface (Posts: 1510; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Again this has nothing to do with Microsoft and everything to do with vzn. Get the developers preview and that solves the problem. Hell that's like blaming Google when vzn effed up the update on their nexus years ago. Stop reaching for straws because your mouth is dry from talking smack.

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 08:53

73. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1554; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Obviously you have no clue about WP8 or the DP. The Samsung ATIV SE is all but unusable with the DP and it's not a VZW problem because the AT&T variant suffers equally. The Icon also has stability problems so it's not a Samsung-only issue. I can speak intelligently about this since I've owned all these devices while you, on the other hand.....

The HTC M8 is riding on VZW with 8.1. How do you explain that wiseguy? Go back to your mommy's basement and don't come out until you learn how to talk to adults.

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 11:08

74. Gemmol (Posts: 781; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


They had an article not on this website, but on wpcentral talking about how samsung do not have the right drivers, so the other guy is not wrong, its still you, and you should of got 1520, no problems, I do not know about the icon because I do not have verizon, but the guy is right, theres an article posted few days ago saying verizon holding back the update to make sure their bloatware works........

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 13:54

77. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1554; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


That's not accurate. Verizon sent the build back because of interference to the network. BTW, I do have a 1520. But I also had all 3 of those VZW devices and only the HTC comes with a newer build. The DP also includes Update 1 (Denim) which has NOT been released by any carrier yet. My AT&T 1520 is on 8.1 and so was my VZW M8 before it. Everybody hates carriers and so do I. But MS has not released a stable build w/Update 1 to Verizon or AT&T yet. Know your s**t before talking s**t.

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 16:09 1

78. Pattyface (Posts: 1510; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)


Strange... My wife's 1020 with 8.1 on AT&T works flawlessly.. I'd say it's either you that needs to know your crap or you don't use any of those devices on AT&T

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