Windows 10 update for Windows Phone 8 handsets delayed until 2016

If you own a Windows Phone handset, and you're waiting for Microsoft to update it to Windows 10, we have bad news. Initially, Microsoft believed that it would be able to start rolling out Windows 10 updates for Windows Phone 8.x devices in December, but this will actually not happen.

According to a statement issued today by Microsoft, no Windows Phone 8.x handset will be updated to Windows 10 before early 2016. It's not clear why Microsoft has been forced to delay the update, but that's how things stand: unless you're part of the Windows Insider program, or you have one of the three new handsets that run Windows 10 out of the box (Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, or Lumia 550), you won't be able to experience Windows 10 on your phone this year.

When the Windows 10 update is finally released, these are the Windows Phone 8.1 handsets that should be among the first to get it: Lumia 930, Lumia 830, Lumia 735, Lumia 640 XL, Lumia 640, Lumia 540, Lumia 535, Lumia 532, Lumia 435, and Lumia 430.

source: ZDNet



1. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Instaling W10.0.10586.36 on my Lumia 735 right now

3. Zylam

Posts: 1823; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Commander Shepard would be proud.

2. Zylam

Posts: 1823; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

What a surprise. I knew this would happen as did probably every Windows Phone user. I don't think I ever got an update in their stated release date for my 1020.

10. adityabnrj

Posts: 20; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

agreed.. i installed the insider update 10486.29 on my 1020, wasn't very happy with the camera outcome so reverted back to 8.1 :(

4. Arthurhkt

Posts: 727; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Early of 2016? Hm..... So it might be would be end of March.

17. nautiyalspandan

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 22, 2015

I am afraid.. But your statement can be true.. Microsoft has been notorious for a long time for not pushing updates and features in the right announced dated..

5. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

those who can't wait that far install insider builds until you get the official release

6. iHateFans

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

amazing!! they could give an update after 2 yr windows 10 beta launched and what u will get, nothing in that span ios and android changed their os dramatically

7. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

OR, they might not get it at all, as has been done twice before. "Buy the Lumia 900, the beta test is over...and soon, WP8! Meh, sorry, 900 owners who bought this phone a couple of months ago, no WP8 for you."

12. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

they can't risk that now , that is straight up suicide , Windows phone 7 wasn't that popular SK unupdating Lumia 900 wasn't a major deal then , but it is too risky for them now to drop support.. if they drop support ,they will kill Windows phone literally , wp owners are going to be mad

16. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

2yrs of window 10 beta? It launched to phones this year in Feb. It has been 10 months..

8. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Omg this os is a fail how long has it been in beta !!! And now there is still nothing

15. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Under a year.

9. ZeroCide

Posts: 818; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Hope the Samsung Ativ S neo gets an update

11. jugga

Posts: 28; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

couldn't care less, my 930 works just fine, takes great pictures, can call people on it, do all my office work, banking, all that stuff, they can take as long as they like.....

13. Mikele

Posts: 193; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

I'm not surprised about MS is their way of operating more emphasis on PC than Mobile!!! Market shares would always be at free fall for their own making.

14. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

This will be down to networks having to do the updates, I be thinking

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