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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8 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

12th day of the 12th month on the 12th hour on the 12th seed of this yeae

2. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Yay some love for my 1520.

3. Arthurhkt

Posts: 723; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Wow December? That kinda long for them, it's been quite sometimes since they release the technical preview.... But oh well, hope they really use that much of time to polish the OS with more functionality and lesser bug, or else it is really no excuse for them to take that long to release the update.

4. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

They have so many models of their phones and might want to drop the update once, on a single day, you don't expect it to take within the same time frame as apple or Google.

5. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

no W10 for 1520, at least not yet? Microsoft is affraid it would beat 950XL in popularity.

6. whoyou

Posts: 17; Member since: Apr 09, 2013

Its called dis continuum for older windows phone.

7. FrankUnderwood2

Posts: 243; Member since: Oct 01, 2015

No word on Lumia 550 yet? will it come with Windows 10 Mobile or with WP 8.1 Denim Update and later updated to Windows 10? Can anyone confirm please?

8. LAFN

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

"broad availability of Windows 10 on other devices, including mobile phones, will begin rolling out in December." .... and then we wait for our cell provider to let it through.

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