Microsoft: "the majority" of Lumia smartphones will be updated to Windows 10

Despite what was previously said, it looks like some Windows Phone 8 Lumia handsets won't get Windows 10 after all (while others will get it, but with some features missing)...
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20. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

my lovely red 1520 getting upgrade, it might be the first to get the upgrade in America like the other update 8.1

24. jlbora23

Posts: 15; Member since: Oct 28, 2012

I think the smartest thing HTC could do would to make 2 variants of the Hima(M9) including a 5.0-5.2" edge to edge screen in 1080p maybe a tad bit shorter in length than the M8 and the other a 5.4-5.7" edge to edge screen with a slightly larger footprint in length and width with some extra juice to adequately supply enough to get through a full 15 hour day of moderate to heavy usage. The smaller display device should have at least 2800-3100Omah and of course optimized for longevity, and same goes for the larger device but with at least 3500-4000mah of juice. All other specs including processor, camera, ram, and storage as well as a micro sd slot should remain the same. This way both the personal all purpose user and the entertainment buff would have viabile options.

30. robocopvn

Posts: 504; Member since: Mar 10, 2010

are you drunk ? Howcome a HTC and M9 appear hear ?

26. thecorrescode

Posts: 40; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Microsoft did it again. Before they said Windows Phone 7.5 users are eligible to upgrade to Windows 8/8.1, and poof...

35. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Actually no official channel said it, and it was only said once. They said it was a goal, but in the end, not enough phone supported the move. Most phones were 256mb, not 512 or 1gb...

32. J2DS22

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

As long as my 1020 gets it in good its only 2wks old I just got it it better

34. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

Huh. Another false hope by Microsoft. I was really hoping W10 will blow the dust out of my old Huawei W1.

38. hazydave

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

Well, hey, at least Microsoft isn't dumping every Phone 8 user when they move to Windows 10. Like they dumped every Phone 7 user, and are now dumping every Windows RT user. The lesson in mobile devices is that upgrades really don'don't matter that much to Microsoft. They aren't going to plan the new hardware around where the OS is going. Meanwhile, Apple does support old hardware for many years. Google doesn'doesn't always, but when you do get upgraded, it's usually faster, not slower. And new apps run on the old OS anyway, mostly, because Play Services still gets updated on very old OSs.
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