Windows 10 Mobile reportedly launching in September

We already know that Windows 10 will be officially released on July 29, but not all versions of Microsoft's new OS are going to be available then. More exactly, July 29 will see only PCs and tablets getting Windows 10, so owners of smartphones will have to wait a bit longer.

Windows 10 for smartphones will be called Windows 10 Mobile, and it looks like it's not going to be released in the near future. According to Neowin, Microsoft recently held a presentation which included a slide mentioning that "Windows Mobile SKUs will be available late next quarter." Late next quarter (Q3) means sometime in September - so that's when current Windows Phone handsets should be officially updated to Windows 10 (it's not the first time we're hearing about this).

Obviously, phones running Windows 10 out of the box (including the rumored Microsoft Lumia 940, and devices from little known companies - like the Cherry Mobile Alpha Prime) will also not be available before September. Meanwhile, you can install Windows 10 Technical Preview on select Lumia smartphones if you're a member of the Windows Insider Program.

P.S.: What we're seeing above isn't a real Windows 10 smartphone, it's just a reference image used by Microsoft earlier this year.

source: Neowin




Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Nice can't wait! Already running W10 on my Lumia 1020 for a few months, and man W10 is fast! Can't wait for the official version for my 1520 :)

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21. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

It is indeed very good, I do have to currently run two devices, just in case, win10 likes to crash my 1520 every so often, and currently some of my games ui's don't work. However, I do miss 10 when I use 8. Same with my desktop. I use 10 then 7 at work.

22. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

tell me you're joking about the fast bit please because right now my 1520 is crying ! don't get me wrong I like all the new features and directions it's heading but holy crap needs a lot of optimization before it's usable everyday !

2. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

I'm intrigued by Windows 10. If it can do what M$ says and is truly a cross-platform OS, Smartphone-Tablet-Computer, then Android and iOS are going be in real trouble....Cant wait to see what Windows 10 brings...

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Highly doubt Android's 82% marketshare is going to plummet because of W10.. It may go down, but it's #1 for a reason.

9. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

I'm not saying it will happen all at once...Just sayin that the versatility of a system that can be used across multiple platforms will see a sharp increase in users..... Think about the possibilities of being able to start something on your computer and be able to switch over to a your phone or tablet to continue on when you need to be mobile.... I think Windows 10, if they are able to make it work the way that they are proposing it will, will be an evolutionary leap in how we utilize devices and will garner attention form businesses and the private consumer alike making other platforms look like rotary phones in comparison.... Of course this all depends on M$ delivering on what they have said it will, which we have seen many companies make similar claims in the past and fail to deliver.... No OS is invulnerable or above failure; Just look at the rise and fall of Nokia....

13. threed61

Posts: 259; Member since: May 27, 2011

Microsoft tends to get it right on the second release of a new OS, Win 10 will work fine. Real problem is the phones will arrive still lacking the popular apps. And most WP users experience is with the cheap devices, which may not make them want to pay a lot more for a high end Win10 device.

14. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

The thing is though, the high-end smartphone market has reached the saturation point... More and more companies are looking to the emerging markets which are less demanding on hardware specs vs user experience in order to continue to see rising revenue... M$ is making strides in the right direction with what the have done with Windows phone, emphasis on experience over specs sheets...

3. Chuck007

Posts: 1412; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Why does Microsofr always pick the worst times to launch their flagship phones? As high of a chance I'd get a Win10 phone almost everyone will be too carried away by the iPhone 6S to care.

4. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

3 month away and you PA making rumors about the not so close to market 930/930 XL i mean come on.

6. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Yes yes yes. The only problem is the carriers, which will take months -_-

7. godwhomismike

Posts: 22; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

Microsoft really doesn't learn with bad timing. September/October is when the Apple mega-hype boat sails in with the iPhone updates. They really should have pushed all of their resources for a July/August release to get it in 2 months before an iPhone update. Hell, make them all work super long hours, then after a month of ironing out any bugs post release, give the developers a month vacation. This happened to them a few years ago, where they released a major release (Windows Phone 8?) at the same time as a new iPhone release. The Apple hype was so crazy at the time, that most people did not even realize Microsoft even had phones.

11. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Assuming they aren't already working 100 hour weeks... Something (probably the fact that Microsoft is fighting an up-cliff battle, and they know time is precious) tells me that they're probably working as hard as they can already.

18. fernancgf

Posts: 15; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Exactly, everyone is asking miracles to Microsoft, they are putting together a OS that should fit PCs, Tablets and Smartphones, they are developing hardware for their OS, the market is in a saturation point, developers aren't motivated because of the small marketshare... I use Android and I have try iOS and Windows Phone and to be honest Windows Phone is not bad at all... it has a lot of potential and I really hope it works. I, as a "versatile" user (I use a PC, an iPad, an Android smartphone and a Windows Phone smartphone) I would like that the big part of the marketshare was from Microsoft, they are the only one that have apps for everyone, Google refuses to offer proper apps for Windows Phone, Apple is doing the same with their apps and they do this to stop the development of WP... The big contender of the PC ecosystem (93% of the computer marketshare) is going mobile so yes, they are right about being afraid... But what about the users? Most Google service users need a PC to use them and Google isn't considering that? I really miss some google services in my Lumia and Google isn't even bothering, Microsoft made a YouTube App and Google didn't accepted and made some stupid excuses, apple haven't made a single app for WP? Ever? How much can cost to Apple and Google make an app? I feel like they are just bitching around...

10. drazwy

Posts: 357; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Nice! And ready for all the world to see loaded on a 4", 720p, single core proc., 500MB of ram Lumia 150! HOT! Along side of that, a brand new HTC windows 10 phone with an ever better 4MP camera with a super ultra sensor! We don't get into the spec wars because it just runs great on anything! It will sell like hotcakes in India. We're thinking of releasing a Sony W10 device a month later. That should cover Singapore and Korea which puts us in a good position to overtake Apple and Google. We're so amped up! This is going to be revolutionary. No one has seen anything like this.

12. Cod3rror

Posts: 142; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

I may get Lumia 645 when it comes out with Windows 10.

15. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

I had used preview of W10 on Lumia 620! And a great thing was that the annoying RESUMING...... screen has completely disappeared! Even though it's only 512MB!!!

16. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

a September release is just before the big bad Christmas season black Friday thing so people can buy one before they put out money for their Christmas gifts to others. Microsoft needs to step up it's advertisement tactics to make People know Windows Mobile smart phones are back again. Many have reported that old Windows mobile smart phones had features that never made it to Windows phone 7 or 8 Smart phones when they made their debut. I am ready to update my Nokia Lumia 928 I finished paying for under a 2 year contract it will seem like a new smart phone with Windows 10 working on it. Now that Windows 10 for Desktop PC's, laptops, and tablets are to RTM on July 30 Microsoft can shift plenty of their programmers to put the finishing touches on Windows 10 Mobile smart phone's OS.. Go Microsoft GO !

17. pureviewuser

Posts: 501; Member since: Nov 11, 2012

Microsoft why are you always fckin late to the party it seems that you wanna flop honestly I can't comprehend and I'm a Microsoft fan to the core,just carry on like that and you're gonna lose a lot. Of followers

19. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Yeah Microsoft, act like a fool.....because when you announce the Lumia 940 the SAME month with the iPhone 6S....that's called stupid.

20. Awayze

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Windows Phone has potential, I have a Z3 ,sis has a i6 and mum has a Lumia 925. WP is as smooth as iOS, better than Android but the lack of apps is a no go.

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