Confirmed by Microsoft - here are the first 10 Lumias to get Windows 10 Mobile

Confirmed by Microsoft - here are the first 10 Lumias to get Windows 10 Mobile
Although Microsoft seems to be busy working on Android apps these days, rather than doing seemingly more relevant things, such as hyping up Windows 10 Mobile, this doesn't change the fact that a successor to Windows Phone is in the making, and the concept of Windows living on phones is not dead yet. Although Microsoft isn't keen on announcing a timeframe of availability, the company was adamant that all Lumia devices running Windows Phone 8 will eventually get upgraded to Windows 10.

But, following this announcement, Microsoft published a list of to-be-upgraded Windows smartphones that was limited to devices running the Lumia Denim software, which coincides with the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 release. But the laconically worded statement didn't make it very clear whether Windows 10 will be exclusive to these devices, or whether they will simply be the first to be updated.

Thus, website Neowin reached out to Microsoft in an attempt to clarify the situation. And, what do you know — it turns out that the following 10 smartphones will be the first to get Windows 10 Mobile, while the rest of the Windows pack will eventually get updated later. A notable omission is the Lumia 1520, which is a hi-end model that was expected to be among the first representatives of the new mobile Windows.

Also missing from the list are phones with less than 1GB of RAM, such as the good old Lumia 520 and the newer Lumia 630/635. However, if Microsoft says that it will update all Windows Phone 8 handsets eventually, it will have to do so for 512MB RAM devices too, as well as carrier exclusives such as the Lumia Icon on Verizon.

While Microsoft gradually reveals the rest of its cards, here are the first 10 smartphones that will get updated to Windows 10 Mobile.


source: Neowin

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31 Comments

1. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

eh none sound worth my time will stick with android I guess.

2. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

these are just existing phones that will get the immediate upgrade. The new lumias 950 and 950xl (supposedly) haven't been announced yet

5. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

He "ajac-uh-lated" too early!

3. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Lol read the article again.. You're way of base.

15. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

They gotta get that OS running good. It runs like complete crap. I have it on a 1020 and it runs just awful. Everything freezes. It even messed up the way the 41mp camera works. MS needs to get it together. The Windows 10 for PC is amazing.....the phone though.....runs terrible. Anyone who says otherwise I challenge you to put a youtube video up of you running your phone.

17. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

It is no where near finished. It's still in preview, and they still have months to polish and fix it. I don't know what people expect from a work in progress.

30. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

If you've been following the builds you'd notice they've actually regressed in performance. The latest build trashes the 635 in performance.

28. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Challenge accepted, what would you like from the video? Have it on a 1520, my friend is using the 1020 but I can grab it for a few most likely next week when they are back in town. I know a few things will crash it in settings, though nothing I use.

4. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Knowing T-Mo, my M8 will never get the update. They are awful with windows phone updates.

9. Plutonium239

Posts: 1217; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

So download the preview for developers app and sign up for a developers account, you don't have to wait for software updates to be pushed to your phone then.

11. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

I've done that before, and I really don't want to again. It is never as good as the final release, and decreases battery life. That shouldn't be the answer.

13. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

shouldn't but is an answer. Running it on my 1520 getting 20+hr battery life with my usage

19. Plutonium239

Posts: 1217; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

The current build is stable and my battery life isn't noticeably different from Windows Phone 8.1 on my lumia 1020.

20. Plutonium239

Posts: 1217; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Also, Preview for developers is the stable release, its not the same thing as Windows Insider.

6. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

ms won't release win10 till new win10 lumias announce......

7. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

I hope the Xperia Z5 comes with a Win10 version.

16. sgodsell

Posts: 7383; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Andorid Xperia Z5 has way more to offer and run then Win10 version.

22. Furbal unregistered

I want a Moto X pure edition running windows

8. alumoyo

Posts: 391; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

HAHAHA - I've just noticed that the time on the display for each of those models actually corresponds to the model number. I had never noticed that before - COOL!

10. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

My Lumia 1020 isn't on that list dispite those low end phones... What gives MS! It took like 4 months for them to send denim my way.

14. mahima

Posts: 731; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

here, another user of lumia 1020, its okay, when the rtm version is ready for insider, we can just download windows insider app and update the phone, if we do not want to wait a few more months, so...stop whining! it may be high end, but its already 2years old device

12. xnga123

Posts: 51; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

Happy for my Lumia 640 but sad for my Lumia 520

18. Mikele

Posts: 166; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

This is stupidity how can Microsoft always behaves badly when it comes to decision making. Other OS platforms rolls out every new software either of beta or full release. I wonder how Windows OS would catch up with Android or IOS

23. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

I am lost on this comment. The vast sea of Androids are COMPLETE hit and miss- and mostly miss if it is a low end device- as far as OS upgrades. Usually only premium Androids will get an upgrade, and usually only one. MS has promised EVERY WP 8 device will get Windows 10. For some of the older devices, this will be the third major upgrade.

21. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

"Also missing from the list are phones with less than 1GB of RAM, such as the good old Lumia 520 and the newer Lumia 630/635. However, if Microsoft says that it will update all Windows Phone 8 handsets eventually, it will have to do so for 512MB RAM devices too, as well as carrier exclusives such as the Lumia Icon on Verizon." This is what I'm more interested in. Gotta see if MS lives up to its claim of an optomized OS for low end phones. Only time will tell tho.

24. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Agreed. Actually, the 8.1 update was the first time devices actually had a lot of performance issues. Will be interesting to see not only MS get these lower end RAM, weaker processor devices up and running on W10, but also how they perform.

25. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Their windows 10 hardware requirements is less than windows 8.1, so yes it should technically work. What they may run into a problem is the SOC used.

26. Plutonium239

Posts: 1217; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

Windows 10 has the same minimum amount of ram required. Not sure how it runs on low end devices currently, It runs almost as smooth as 8.1 on my Lumia 1020, currently. I know my 520 never lagged on 8.1 either, despite it only having 512mb of ram.

27. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Both my Son's and my L920 had performance issues after the 8.1 update. I got them fairly lined out, but it was not a good update for them. My Daughters L1020- identical to the L920 in every way but that camera- updated great and never had any real issues. My current Samsung ATIV Neo is running really well after it's 8.1 update. I bought it new for next to nothing and it had 3 updates as soon as I activated it. Did a nice job. Strange. But electronics are not a perfect science, that is why they still refer to it as "electronic theory" I guess.

29. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

yup 512 is the same however other components are less like camera and other things. At any rate it shouldn't be a huge problem.

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