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Windows 10 Mobile OTA update could be coming within days?

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Windows 10 Mobile OTA update could be coming within days?
Those sitting with certain Windows Phone 8.1 models could be receiving the update to Windows 10 Mobile within days. It has been a long wait to say the least. Now, a support page posted on the Vodafone Italia website reveals that the update will start rolling out to certain Lumia handsets starting the week of March 7th. While that applies to Vodafone Italia customers only, it does give us a clue as to when we might see Windows Phone 8.1 owners in the U.S. start receiving their updates.

The first models to receive Windows 10 Mobile, according to the Vodafone unit in Italy, include the Microsoft Lumia 535, Nokia Lumia 635, Nokia Lumia 735, Nokia Lumia 830, Nokia Lumia 930 and Nokia Lumia 1520. The only models that are presently coming out of the box with Windows 10 Mobile are the Microsoft Lumia 950, Microsoft Lumia 950 XL and the Microsoft Lumia 550.

The update taking Windows Phone 8.1 handsets to Windows 10 Mobile has been rumored to be launching so many times, that Windows Phone 8.1 owners might be immune to any disappointments. Originally, it was hoped that Microsoft would have some models updated some time in 2015, but that could not be accomplished.

The multiple delays to the update is one reason why many believe that when it comes to smartphones, Microsoft's heart is no longer in the Lumia smartphone line that it acquired from Nokia in a deal that closed in 2014. Many believe that the company's future as a handset manufacturer lies with a whole new smartphone series based on its popular Surface Pro tablet. The latest rumor has such a phone launching in the second half of 2016.

According to Vodafone Italia, update to Windows 10 Mobile will start rolling out to selected Windows Phone 8.1 handsets during the week of March 7th (image translated)

According to Vodafone Italia, update to Windows 10 Mobile will start rolling out to selected Windows Phone 8.1 handsets during the week of March 7th (image translated)


source: VodafoneItalia (translated) via WindowsCentral

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posted on 04 Mar 2016, 00:12 1

1. KeyserSoze (Posts: 138; Member since: 06 Oct 2014)


WM10 coming any day now? Yeah right, I'll see it when I believe it.

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 10:49

7. Bernoulli (Posts: 3735; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


"I'll believe it when I see it" unless you are religious, in which case that's how it works.

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 14:15

10. sgodsell (Posts: 3224; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


'Windows 10 Mobile' should be renamed to 'Windows 10 Whenever'. Or better yet whocares.

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 15:16

11. Bernoulli (Posts: 3735; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Completely unrelated but ok

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 18:41

12. elitewolverine (Posts: 5076; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Technically it has, a few phones already have it as default upon sale...

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 00:17

2. GreenMan (Posts: 913; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


No mention of Lumia 430?

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 03:01

3. hafini_27 (Posts: 870; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


My Lumia 1520 has waited long enough. Let's see how it goes.

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 03:32

4. miketer (Posts: 126; Member since: 02 Apr 2015)


My 1520 is the main phone for my daily chores. So I'll not be the first to join the bandwagon. Will wait and watch.

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 18:43

13. elitewolverine (Posts: 5076; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Mine is as well, the latest build, no issues. I have used the insider program on my daily driver since day one. Only one build caused issues. It was hard to go back to 8.1 for a total of 3 weeks or so. At any rate, I get 18hrs or so of battery depending on usage, nothing really crashes except the beta app of windowscentral. Overall it's just fine. And yes this phone is used as a business phone.

posted on 05 Mar 2016, 05:00

17. miketer (Posts: 126; Member since: 02 Apr 2015)


How was the battery life while using GPS in Windows 10? Do you also have the full version of office?

posted on 06 Mar 2016, 06:22

18. elitewolverine (Posts: 5076; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


I do have the full Version of office subscription

GPS? Not to sure, my car uses gps, and I have my band for other stuff. How far do you travel with GPS I can test it.

posted on 06 Mar 2016, 13:38

20. miketer (Posts: 126; Member since: 02 Apr 2015)


I use the GPS a lot since my car doesn't have it. I use Here maps and it was a nightmare in my old 920. Battery used to d squeeze itself out in 2 hours. But 1520 is giving good run time of the battery while using Here maps. Hope it gives the same kind of battery stamina while using Here maps under win 10.

posted on 07 Mar 2016, 12:59

21. elitewolverine (Posts: 5076; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Let me try it on my way home today, its a 30min drive. Also I wonder if your using it that way, is the auto brightness on that kills battery? or is on High etc?

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 04:30

5. Switch00 (Posts: 399; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


wise decision, sadly. my 1520 sits in the drawer... might give it a try. 1520 blows away all microsoft's phones.

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 18:44

14. elitewolverine (Posts: 5076; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Use my 1520 daily with the insider, pull it out, give it a go, I cant go back to 8.1. It has been on the insider track for awhile now, almost a year

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 07:49

6. Mikele (Posts: 43; Member since: 19 Nov 2013)


Hmmm what happens to the other models? This why people switch away from Microsoft OS for their under performing always.

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 18:44

15. elitewolverine (Posts: 5076; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Let me know how many phones have 5.x android, and 6.x android? Flagships do, but no love for many other models, the models that make up 75-85% of android life.

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 11:37

8. casualuser (unregistered)


They promised my Lumia 435 an update to a Win10. Now why I don't see my phone on the list? It has all the requirements. It was marketed to have the Win10. Atleast they could give dates to every phone they promised the upgrade. I don't care if it's even in April, just let me know the date.

Anyway, it's too late Microsoft. I've given you reasonable amount of time and still you can't deliver your promises. I will shift to Samsung, Sony, Huawei or Apple when I will buy my next phone. So thanks for nothing.

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 18:45

16. elitewolverine (Posts: 5076; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


I have two 435's running windows 10 right now, just insider it already.

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 12:52

9. DnB925Art (Posts: 947; Member since: 23 May 2013)


Eh, I've been running Win 10 (stable ring) since I didn't want to wait.

posted on 06 Mar 2016, 11:12

19. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1524; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


I hope that Microsoft FINALLY settles down to a Smart phone OS and stays with it a long time only making updates to get it to run new CPU's and other equipment. I use a Verizon Nokia Lumia 928 and I am hoping to get Windows 10. I am even wiling to wait a few more months for it if that is what it takes for Microsoft software Engineers to get it right. some say Windows smart phones are dead I do not think so. More and more good Developers are making the kind of Microsoft "Universal" apps that will automatically run on a Windows 10 smart phone and also run on a Windows 10 Desktop PC, Win10 Laptop or Win 10 Tablet/Hybrid Tablet devices. Windows 10 smart phones will get MORE GOOD APPS through Universal Apps in the Windows 10 Apps store and the fact Apple IOS apps developers will transform some of their Apps into MS Universal Apps that will run on more than ONE type of Windows 10 devices. Developers will make new income from making MS "Universal" Apps and putting them up for sale in the MS windows 10 apps store

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