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Windows 10 updates for phones to be "broadly" available starting December


Yesterday, while announcing the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, Microsoft simply said that the two handsets run Windows 10, not Windows 10 Mobile - so the Redmond company is making no difference between the version of the OS that runs on PCs and the version that's powering smartphones. In fact, that's one of the main ideas behind Windows 10: it's built to be the same for all types of devices. However, while Windows 10 updates have been available to PCs for quite some time, current Windows Phone users still have to wait for their Windows 10 update.

Previously, we heard that Windows 10 would be rolled out to existing Windows Phone 8.x devices starting November, but we're not sure about that anymore. According to a comment left on Facebook by Microsoft, "broad availability of Windows 10 on other devices, including mobile phones, will begin rolling out in December."

Of course, those who buy the Lumia 950 or the Lumia 950 XL (pictured above) will be able to enjoy the full benefits of Windows 10 for smartphones starting November, when both new handsets are expected to hit shelves. But it's a shame that Microsoft can't provide updates to older devices faster.

As previously mentioned, the first older Lumia handsets that should be updated to Windows 10 are the following models: Lumia 930, Lumia 830, Lumia 735, Lumia 640 XL, Lumia 640, Lumia 540, Lumia 535, Lumia 532, Lumia 435, and Lumia 430.

source: Facebook via WinBeta

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