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Windows Phone 8.1 devices with less than 8GB of storage might miss out on Windows 10 Mobile

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Windows Phone 8.1 devices with less than 8GB of storage might miss out on Windows 10 Mobile
If you currently own a Windows Phone 8.1 handset with less than 8GB of internal storage space, we have some bad news for you. Unfortunately, it looks like smartphones with 4GB of internal memory will not be updated to Windows 10 Mobile.

As it was recently discovered, the German version of the Windows 10 Mobile website clearly states that only WP 8.1 smartphones with at least 8GB of internal memory will get Microsoft's upcoming mobile operating system. Interestingly, other country-specific versions of the website do not list this limitation.

Although this is unfortunate news for owners of such WP 8.1 smartphones, it's far from being a surprising development. Phones with 4GB of internal storage are currently excluded from the Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview, and now it looks like the official release of the OS will carry the same limitation. Microsoft has yet to issue an official comment on the matter, but chances of getting the new OS on phones with 4GB of internal memory appear to be very slim at the moment.

On the upside, only a limited number of Windows Phone 8.1 handsets come with 4GB of internal storage space. Such handsets include the Nokia Lumia 530, the Alcatel One Touch Pixi 3, the HTC One 8S, the Blu Win JR, and the Karbonn Titanium Wind W4. According to stats provided by Ad Duplex, these handsets - including the Nokia Lumia 530 - only represent a small fraction of the total Windows Phone smartphone base, although this will probably bring little consolation to those who own one of these smartphones.

What do you guys think of this limitation? Are you rocking one of the WP 8.1 handsets that only come with 4GB of internal memory? If so, what's your plan going forward?


source: Microsoft via Windows Central

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