Windows 10 Anniversary update to begin rolling out to mobile devices on August 2

After Microsoft announced that the long-awaited Windows 10 Anniversary Update will begin rolling out to PCs on August 2, it was still unclear when mobile users would be getting their hands on it. Now, we have an official confirmation that the latter too will begin receiving the update on August 2.

Answering a user query on Twitter, head of the Windows Insider program Dona Sarkar confirmed that the Anniversary update will begin rolling out to Windows 10 Mobile devices on the same date, but it will be an incremental process:

What this basically means, is that mobile users might have to wait a bit longer. The Windows 10 Anniversary update is expected to bring a lot of improvements to the table, with additional security features, Windows Ink – which will offer a vastly improved experience when using a stylus pen – a smarter and more capable Cortana, a revamped Edge with extension support and more. We won't be surprised at all if mobile users are forced to wait a bit longer until they receive the update.

Microsoft's much-touted update was initially slated for release in late July, in time for the OS's one year anniversary on July 29, but it will be a bit late on that promise, it seems. July 29 is also the deadline for the free Windows 10 upgrade that's on offer for people running Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1. 

source: Microsoft (Twitter) via MSPoweruser



1. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Upgrading PCs, xboxs, iots, smartphones, hololens, pc sticks !! Yeah a lots of!!! The POWER OF ONE CORE!!

3. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Ahh, I see

8. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Well one core won't exist until they are all updated.

2. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

It should't take that long.. After all there ARE NOT a *lot* of machines globally. Windows 10 Mobile runs on 10% of all WP devices. The market share of the platform is 2.6%! Step up your game, Microsoft!

11. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

which is about 5-10million devices...while no billion or 100million. Still a lot to release on a single day and have the servers handle it in terms of pcs...there is 350+million win10 machines

7. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Milen, August 2 is just 4 days after July 29. I wouldn't exactly call that "a bit late". The Note 4 on TMO just got Marshmallow a few days ago. What would you call that?

12. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

right on time in the other world lol

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22067; Member since: May 28, 2014

Looking forward to this update.

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