Windows 10 update for Windows Phone 8 handsets delayed until 2016
posted by Florin T. / Dec 17, 2015, 4:57 PM
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.
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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.
posted on Dec 17, 2015, 5:33 PM 4
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Early of 2016? Hm..... So it might be would be end of March.
posted on Dec 17, 2015, 6:33 PM 0
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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
posted on Dec 17, 2015, 9:12 PM 0
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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."
posted on Dec 17, 2015, 9:35 PM 2
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
posted on Dec 18, 2015, 3:26 AM 0
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
posted on Dec 17, 2015, 10:38 PM 0
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