Microsoft releases a list of handsets that will receive the Windows 10 Fall Creators update

Microsoft releases a list of handsets that will receive the Windows 10 Fall Creators update
The Windows 10 Mobile Fall Creators Update (Version 1709) is only being released to select Windows 10 Mobile powered handsets. Today, Microsoft disseminated a list of devices that are going to receive the update and conspicuous by absence are the Microsoft Lumia 640 and Microsoft Lumia 640 XL. These were launched in the middle of 2015, and now, it appears that Microsoft is no longer supporting the pair.

Remaining on the list to receive the update are some top shelf models like the HP Elite x3 (including versions for Verizon and Telstra), the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL. Note that some of the handsets on the list are no longer for sale. The devices receiving the Windows 10 Mobile Fall Creators Update include:

Microsoft says that before downloading and installing the update, make sure that your phone is running Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1 QFE8 or later. In addition, since the file weighs in at 1.4GB, you need to be connected to a Wi-Fi network to download it. Microsoft also notes that in many cases, some of your device's internal storage might be employed, forcing you to remove unneeded files to complete the update.

The update includes the latest emoji from Unicode, Two Factor Authentication to help make enterprise owned handsets more secure, and a number of bug fixes.

source: Microsoft via WindowsCentral



1. Beijendorf unregistered

It's incredible how fast Microsoft is dropping support for older handsets. They're really just doing the minimum required amount of software support and then abandoning their users.

6. Subie

Posts: 2442; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

The 640's listed in this article are over two years old. How many Android OEMs give 2 years support for entry level/priced phones?

10. Beijendorf unregistered

It's not like they've released any newer devices they need to focus their effort on, which is usually what hinders other OEMs from maintaining too much long-term support. This is just the Windows Phone 8.1 -> 10 debacle again. Or Windows Mobile 7 -> Windows Phone 8. Microsoft are absolute crap.

11. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

You didn't even read the article! 640 and 640XL are MISSING from the list! They will NOT receive the update.

13. Subie

Posts: 2442; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I'm Sorry, "Alan F lists" them in his first paragraph as not being in Microsoft's Creator's update list. I did read the article. You just misunderstood what I meant. I guess I should've been more clear.

2. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

Abandoning what? Five people? You can’t blame them, their market share is abysmal. There’s no point in doing any more but honoring device support for business users. Once those contracts close they can wrap up Windows Phone and forget it ever happened.


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Yes we keep hearing for more than 15 years that Windows on phones is dead!

4. aegislash

Posts: 1536; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

HP needs to hurry up and do the smart thing here....release an Android-powered version of the oh so gorgeous Elite X3. I'd buy it in a heartbeat. I absolutely love the look of the X3 so much.

5. Subie

Posts: 2442; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

But Alan, I thought Windows 10 mobile was dead...


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

That is what Alan is saying almost every month for quite some time now.

7. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3188; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

A Joe Belfiore tweet means nothing. The Creator Update is coming to EVERY device that originally shipped with Windows 10.

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