Microsoft says update to Windows 10 Mobile is coming soon

Microsoft says update to Windows 10 Mobile is coming soon
If you're not a Windows Insider, the prospect of updating your Windows Phone 8.1 powered handset to Windows 10 Mobile probably has you excited at the thought of running a brand new OS on the unit. Back in October, it appeared as though the update would take place in December. By last month, it was clear that Windows 10 Mobile wouldn't see the light of day until early 2016.

Wireless carrier Vodafone Australia said that it is waiting for "bits" of the OS to test, and expects this to happen by the middle of this month. Another mobile operator, Movistar Spain, now expects to push out Windows 10 Mobile at the end of this month.

Tweets sent out today from Microsoft's Lumia Support Twitter account reveal that the Windows 10 Mobile update will be taking place "soon." If we put together the comments made by the carriers with the tweets disseminated by Microsoft, it would appear that the Windows 10 Mobile update will start making their way to Windows Phone 8.1 powered handsets before the middle of next month.

According to the Lumia support page, those handsets receiving Windows 10 Mobile must have at least 8GB of internal storage. In addition, "not every phone will support all possible Windows 10 features. Certain features and experiences will require more advanced future hardware." Only phones loaded with Lumia Denim (OS version 8.10.14219.341) can be updated. Go to Settings > extras+info to check the current software release on your phone. To see what OS version your phone is currently running, go to Settings > about > more information.



source: @LumiaHelp, Lumia via WMPoweruser

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35 Comments

1. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

Huh I've got a lumia950xl and a 535 believe me I've tried wp 8 and 10 and until the latest one is fully up to date don't cross to 10 I wish Id bought a 1520 because at the moment my experience with wp 10 is utter cr@p and I'm a windows fan.

4. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

That's what I did and I love my Lumia 1520, you can't even get here on wm10 yet it seems.

18. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

using win 10 since public day one on a 1520, 930, and now 640xl, only one build was bad. Buggy here and there, yes, but has been a reliable daily driver for, videos, games, office etc.

2. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

I really have big expectations for Windows 10 in 2016 , especialy Surface Phone.

19. rishav20193

Posts: 241; Member since: Jul 18, 2015

same here....specially considering surface phone will be built completely by the surface 4 team......& i think ms will have a good boost in market share when the next time market shares are published.....as the 950 (& XL) are beng sold well....& r even out of stock in some places

3. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

If this doesn't get better I'm jumping ship to android ,iOS, blackberry or go back to symbian.

5. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Back to Symbian? There's very little to miss from Symbian, except for being able to select the bands of my network( like 1800/1900 mhz type of deal) but if anything, try out blackberry, I have a passport second to my 1520 and absolutely enjoy it, I especially love to fast forward through YouTube commercials and have youtube running on the background, blackberry OS leaves my old galaxy note in well another galaxy, android has a lot of potential, but Google purposely dumbs it down, making it into a money making machine with tons of adds, which really makes sense to have the world's largest operating system turn into a giant money making machine.

10. Rafishant

Posts: 396; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

I see you love all burning platforms

12. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

And that's fine by me, obvious response from a noob that created their account 3 months ago to not know any better and just follow the main stream.

6. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Blackberry os Is Dead BB Uses Android Now.

14. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

No it isn't, go to blackberry.com and see for yourself before making comments without foundation like you always do.

24. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Obviously They Still Have BB10 Phones Like The Classic But They Aren't Making Any New Ones.... Or Are They?

25. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Of course they are, they don't just have an unlimited number of classics laying around, or do they? Factory is stil making all of them, especially the Porsche edition passport, being that it's made upon request.

17. Furbal unregistered

Bb10 is damn good. They just need to get native Google services on it for those that wish.

7. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

My experiences with wp 10 are awful honestly I've had a 1520 awesome got damaged had 830 was faultya 640xl had to return it the following day had a920 great one my 535 great but my 808 never let's me down the 950 has been cr@p from the start.

15. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Sounds like at&t has a lot of explaining to do in regards to that, I haven't bought a Lumia that's carrier branded in years, but like I said give blackberry a try, they have cheap blackberries going for 150$ that work amazingly.

16. DSP96

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

It is true. I have used a Lumia 730 with the preview build, and bugs and lags aside, it looks far more cluttered than the Windows phone 8.1, which kind of defeats the purpose of buying a windows phone. Also, all of the apps of windows phone 8.1 do not work on the preview build. I hate to say this, but in my opinion, Windows phone 8.1 looked far more cleaner than windows 10 preview.

20. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

sounds like you are a phone killer. I have the 1520 on day one with the preview build. Only one was bad. Same with a 1020, 930, and now a 640xl. All have been solid. In fact two 1520's running win10 right now. I took the 950 for a test drive in the store, everything worked for me, then again it was a simple 30min test. Nothing of all day usage. Considering the crap I see on android all day as my daily job, I smile every single day going home with an OS I don't seem to have issues with. Maybe I am just the crazy nut job in the room. That doesn't mean its all roses, but I will take a weird wifi glitch over a Samsung update bricking sms, or google newsstand update bricking calls...the list goes on and on, especially for the latest round of LG blunders. Yea I am ok with quirks.

8. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

I don't troll I say the truth.

9. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

Oh and the androids I've had apart from a motorola razr maxx ok an lg g3 very capable device but it wasn't my cup of tea.

21. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Same old story as with symbian on N8. Always coming soon.

22. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

All my devices are carrier free I live in Europe.Phone killer? I use very few apps the phones have killed my liking for Microsoft products at least in the mobile sector and I'm now stuck with a useless phone.

29. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

yes so useless...eyeroll please, when anyone says anything is useless they are trolling. I know your buying a note 5 so have fun, I have to exchange those dang things daily.

23. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

I might as well try bb thanks.

26. Mariolero

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 17, 2015

I really wish the best of luck for Windows Phones, I just got one for my wife and she really hated it. Please Microsoft get your act together.

27. Yousefjaber

Posts: 53; Member since: Nov 24, 2015

Ugly !!

28. windowsdevelopersydney

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

It's real Wow feeling! I am really very excited to check latest updates on Microsoft and explore it on my windows application development. Anyone know about official announcement dates?

30. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

I'm definitely not trolling these issues are true makes my phone unuseable calls not getting through missing messages that Initself renders a phone useless not including other faults.

31. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

Btw I'm giving it another shot once it gets seen by experts in the field.

32. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

At the moment it's like a car that won't drive EYEROLL.You tell me what's the term if it's not useable or useful?

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