Windows 10 update for phones delayed once again, Microsoft expects to launch it next month


It's a frustrating time to be a Windows Phone user. Back in October, Microsoft said that Windows 10 updates for Windows Phone 8.x devices would be available starting the end of 2015. But the company had to delay the updates to "early 2016." If you're hoping that this means January, we have bad news: it does not.

According to Venture Beat, Microsoft announced partners (via email) that it's delaying Windows 10 updates until next month. Reportedly, owners of Windows Phone 8.x handsets should expect to get the new version of Microsoft's OS starting early, or mid February.

February is also the month when Microsoft is allegedly planning to announce and launch the Lumia 650, which should become the company's fourth smartphone to run Windows 10 out of the box.

Meanwhile, you can experience Windows 10 on a phone only if you're a member of the Windows Insider program, or if you have one of the three handsets that Microsoft released in late 2015: Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, or Lumia 550. Speaking of the 950 and 950 XL, both should receive firmware updates next month.

source: Venture Beat

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