Only 13 Windows 10 Mobile powered phones will receive the Creators Update

Only 13 Windows 10 Mobile powered phones will receive the Creators Update
It might not come as a surprise to you, and you probably didn't give it a second thought, but the Windows 10 Creators Update is not going to be available for all Windows 10 Mobile powered devices. Being put out to pasture are units like the Nokia Lumia 930, Nokia Lumia 830 and the Nokia Lumia 1520. These three models are over two-years old, which means that they will not be receiving the Creator's Update. These handsets will be limited to patches and cumulative updates.

The list of handsets that will receive the mobile version of the Windows 10 Creators Update include:

The update doesn't bring much in the way of changes for phones. Once the Creators Update is installed, you'll notice improvements to the Edge browser,  new support for e-books, and the new icon for the "Share" function..

The update will start rolling out to the 13 eligible devices on April 25th.

source: MSPoweruser



1. Rydsmith unregistered

Windows 10 Mobile still exists?


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012 your eyes Windows on phones exists longer than Android and iOS!

12. sgodsell

Posts: 7451; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The 640 and 640 XL both came out in March of 2015. Doesn't that make them now over 2 years old as well. Besides that it only has 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of expandable storage. So how is Windows 10 creater going to improve the very limited specs of this device? As it stands today Windows 10 Mobile is next to no where. The developers are next to no where. The new types mobile developments and hardware are next to no where. Sigpro I think you are the one that has to open your eyes.

2. Arthurhkt

Posts: 725; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

I had a feeling that sooner later on W10M, BlackBerry 10(Completely stop support), Tizen and even Sailfish OS will vanish from the market. Even BlackBerry had abandon their own OS 2 year backs, and now Microsoft had officially support "Samsung Android" version, I am curious how the future of Mobile OS will go.

3. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

It'll be some time before anyone competes with iOS and Android... if anyone ever does. It's been yeeaaaaaaaaars since anything but Windows and MacOS adorned desktops (Linux says hi but that's a niche in a niche). You can call chromeOS a desktop I guess but... it really isn't. It's a web browser. Which is exactly my next point. The only thing that's disrupting the Windows and MacOS duopoly is the fact that mobile devices created a long term opportunity for Android to adapt itself to multiple needs. It secretly stole from the desktop market while no one was paying attention. The only way I ever see that happening again is in a similar circumstance where a device that we can't fathom today launches with a fresh OS and then wedges its way into our lives. Windows phone has no chance. Nothing does now. People are too entrenched in the iOS or Android ecosystems. It'd take a serious technological disruption to allow a third entrant any wiggle room.

7. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I agree. Nothing can wedge in at the moment. The market is too stable and relevantly new. ( Android, Chrome OS ). Bith OS offerred consumer something new and unconventional , it happened on the paradigm shift Aka as an era of touchphones/smarphones. There was every bit of technology available to imolement and to run fluidly in a human palm. Again thanks to Steve Jobs. So maybe when the next big thing arrives we will need a new operating system. Maybe new technology that will enables us to do things we now only see in films and seems like a darn far future.


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Duuuuuuuh WP is dead, it is called WM10 and soon it will be W10 so there will be no difference between WM10 and W10! It is funny how people think that the world will end with Android and iOS.......there is always a place for other OS's. I still believe that iOS will decline, yes Apple made huge profit but they do not sell that much they only increased the prices.

4. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I didn't even know 13 WP devices exist

5. Pureviewuser1

Posts: 157; Member since: Mar 28, 2016

Iprefer my lumia 640xl on windows 8.1

6. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

"The update doesn't bring much in the way of changes for phones." MS has capitulated to Android and iOS.

10. libra89

Posts: 2297; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Long sigh.

11. bucknassty

Posts: 1353; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

I bought a 640 for 30 dollars at walmart... i'm still impressed by this operating system, its smooth and intuitive. they just need the apps bottom line,

13. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I like and us a Windows smart phone however it seems to me the best thing for Microsoft to do since they now can run Full Windows win32 desktop programs on a ARMS CPU smart phone is to make what Android smart phones and Apple smart phones are not which is a true smart phone/ pocket PC hybrid. this device could run Millions of ful Windows PC programs in Continuum mode connected to a larger monitor screen. it'll be a powerful smart phone

14. Kurdo

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

I don't have a exact statistics but I think that the majority of the users participating in insider preview program are those who have phones that are announced not to receive the creator update. This is not fair. Windows Mobile 10 market share is near zero not because the OS is not so good or the phones are not so good. The market share is down because Microsoft is not respecting its users any more. Their apps on iOS and Android are better than their own apps on their own OS, WM10. It is a shame. Microsoft saved no privilege to WM10 users when they introduced app and services like Cortana to the rival OSs. Few days ago they started promoting Android phones by selling Samsung Galaxy phones. Now they exclude many of the previous flagship phones from receiving the latest update. I can clearly imagine a day in a very near future that the fate of Microsoft desktop OS, Windows 10, will be like the Windows Mobile 10. Chrome OS will replace it, the same way Android replaced Windows Mobile 6.*, Windows Phone 7.*, 8.* and Windows Mobile 10. Microsoft then should sell salmons and beans.

15. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

my Lumia 730

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