Microsoft: the Lumia 532 is Windows 10 ready


Microsoft last week announced two new entry-level Windows Phone 8.1 handsets: the Lumia 435 and Lumia 532, both of which should be released starting February. According to the Redmond company, the Lumia 532 is "Windows 10 ready." While this information isn't visible on the handset's product page, it shows up when you search for the 532 on Google or Bing (as you can see in the screenshot above). More exactly, this is what Microsoft is saying:


Of course, it will be a while before the Lumia 532 is updated to Windows 10, as Microsoft is planning to release the new OS in late summer / early autumn. However, Microsoft's description is somewhat important, as it suggests that Windows 10 will have the same name regardless of the device it's running on.

Meanwhile, there's no mention of Windows 10 when it comes to the Lumia 435. Even so, the 435 will surely also be updated to the new version of the OS (just like all the Windows Phone 8-based Lumia models launched until now, from low-end to high-end ones).

Microsoft will unveil more about Windows 10 tomorrow, January 21, when a laptop-phone hybrid device could be showcased, too.


via: Windows Central

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Lumia 532
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 200, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1560 mAh(12h 3G talk time)

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42 Comments

1. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Good guy Microsoft. Updates 'every' Windows phone to the latest available OS :) Can't wait for tomorrow's event !!

2. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

my 930 is waiting dude...... excited....!!!

12. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Dream still : no 6.1 to 7 no 7 to 8 no 8 to 10

15. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

great , another ignorant idiot...

18. Rydsmith unregistered

How is he an ignorant idiot? Windows Phone 6 did not upgrade to 7 from Microsoft. Windows Phone 7 did not upgrade to 8 from Mocrosoft. Hackers showed that it was entirely possibly for it to be upgraded as well and even he it up and running on devices. If history repeats itself it leads one to assume this as Mocrosoft has a habit of leaving previous products in the dust and not looking back.

27. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

they only managed to do it for 1 single device (might be just impossible to most of them) , took a lot of work and if i'm not mistaken it wasnt running at 100% ; Also, microsoft already said that WP 8 devices will be upgradable to 10. And tell me ,whats the excuse for Android OEM to not upgrade their devices ???

28. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3123; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

What are you talking about? Didn't you hear the HTC G1 (aka HTC Dream) and the Droid 1, 2 & 3 are getting Lollipop? In other news, the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 are getting iOS 8.1. NOT!!! Troll on.

29. sgodsell

Posts: 7204; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Depends on who makes them. But almost all Google supported devices get the latest updates. Its up to the OEMS to provide the updates because a number of them update Android and the OEMS tweak or add specific features to their devices. Where as no OEM has access to the WP OS source code, therefore its up to Microsoft to make the updates. Remember Microsoft approves the OEMS hardware as well. For instance OEMS can only use a select few Qualcomm CPUs as well as pre-approved displays for a WP device. WP has more in common with Apple devices then it does with Android devices. Here's another fact, even though Microsoft brags that it has all these OEMS signed up making WP devices. You can count on one hand the number of OEMS that are making WP devices. Microsoft's phone division (Nokia) accounts for 95% of all its WP sales which is only 2.7% of the global market. So it should be easy for Microsoft to update its 95% of its own market, since its using its own OS and its own hardware.

30. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3123; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

"You can count on one hand the number of OEMS that are making WP devices." You must be an Octopus. http://www.ubergizmo.com/2014/09/microsoft-announces-14-new-windows-phone-oem-partners/

32. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

" You can count on one hand the number of OEMS that are making WP devices. " Sorry, i only have 5 fingers in my hand, not 20 ....

37. mobilepoweruser

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 20, 2014

Microsoft restricted to Qualcomm SoCs only for compatibility issues with games, they can optimized the OS for performance/stability, and also easier to update OS. All WP8 can get OS updates easily through Preview for Developer app since they are using controlled hardware.

38. sgodsell

Posts: 7204; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Then why pretend or try to compare it to Android like brunnopt did. When WP has much more in common with Apple then it does with Android. Microsoft has full control all right. Its hand picked OEMS and hardware. Go into any Microsoft store and you can clearly see that there isn't even 5 different OEMs on display. Never mind other carriers. Its a facade on Microsoft's part. If Microsoft was smart then they would stop this facade and just become another Apple, and make their own devices and call it a day.

40. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3123; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

There are many OEMs that don't ship to the US. Doesn't mean they don't exist.

19. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Yep a regular troll he is.

39. sgodsell

Posts: 7204; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Please do tell, which points were wrong. All of which I stated was completely true. I leave the lies to you.

3. vishalvenky

Posts: 79; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

I dont think all users will get all the new features of win10 after the camera update restriction many devices in denim. especially its shocking to see that L1020 is not getting it even though it has 2gb of RAM. lets hope for the best.!

13. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

And this is a stupid entry level phone... No useful in upgrading it.

16. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

1st - Denim is a Firmware , not OS version . One thing has nothing to do with the other... 2nd - the L1020 "has" Denim , just wont get a firmware update because theres nothing to update ; it doesnt support those specific functionalities on that firmware ... You could have 8.1 before Denin through the DP ..

6. Rydsmith unregistered

You mean like they did to the Windows Phone 7 devices?

9. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3123; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Yes, like they did with WP7. Are you that dense to not know the reasons why that happened? WP7 was WinCE like Windows Mobile before it. If they hadn't done the switch to the NT kernel, we'd still be in 2010. How many Androids or iPhones from 2012 can run their respective company's latest OS? Factory-issued that is.

10. Rydsmith unregistered

Seeing as how they can and do (iOS and Android), especially with custom ROMs for Android or AOSP, so it's actually not a problem. It was Microsoft stating that Windows 7 device would upgrade to Windows 8 and as we can see, that was clearly not the case. Oh and... http://www.phonearena.com/news/HTC-HD2-hacked-again-gets-a-taste-of-Windows-Phone-8_id37182 So yeah...we would so be in 2010 because their phones truly helped shaped the market with that amazing market share and ground breaking features.

22. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Yes you forget the hd2 had enough ram, other win7 devices did not. Its not really a CPU problem at that point its a ram problem. Most win7 devices had 256 or less before tango. So instead of supporting a select few, they went full the other way and was better for it. So if you still want windows phone to support 128 or 256 ram then you best start calling android 1 or 2 back. Oh wait tons, hundreds of millions cannot update beyond 2.x even with root. And with root your acting on good faith of another, good faith to support it and release patches etc. I like the rom community but they are far from perfect.

24. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3123; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

When did Microsoft EVER say that WP7 phones could upgrade to 8? The WP7 apps are compatible on 8 but not vice versa. Once again, without mods or hacks, how many Androids or iPhones can run the latest software? Even the lowly 5xx series will be upgraded to Windows 10. That's every WP8 device. As with any platform, carriers will do what they feel like.

11. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

And 6.1 to 7 ?

25. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3123; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

How many WinMo devices had the minimum specs to run WP7? Hint: HTC HD2. That's it. The LG Fathom and ExPO had the 1gig Hummingbird CPU but not the RAM. Plus, the HD2 was the ONLY device on WinMo to have a capacitive screen. Here endeth the lesson.

17. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

tell that to everyone that was on WP 7.x

23. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Kernel switch and hardware bump requirements. Androids internal browser that is on over half their devices want a update

4. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

Too Little, Too Late 10

8. Extraneus

Posts: 121; Member since: Jun 02, 2012

Considering Windows 10 will span all devices, and the vast majority of pc's on this planet is running Windows, I'd say you're wrong... Very wrong.

33. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

I actually like Windows Phone but historically, almost everything Microsoft has done in mobile for the past 5 years or so has gone pfffft. I hope Windows 10 can turn the tide but I seriously doubt it.

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