The Windows 10 Mobile OS has finally been announced to come out for the users of older Lumia devices. The news, which comes out as a major announcement, has brought quite a discontent among many people, as the update has not been rolled out for all. The update was awaited since a very long time, and Microsoft had announced it in July for a December release. December came, and December went, but the update did not come out. January, February passed too. However, it finally rolled out last week as a surprise with no prior announcements or hype surrounding it.
Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mobile OS has been released for the following devices – Lumia 1520, 930, 640, 640XL, 730, 735, 830, 532, 535, 540, 635 1GB, 636 1GB, 638 1GB, 430, 435, BLU Win HD w510u, BLU Win HD LTE x150q, and the MCJ Madosma Q501.
Microsoft has not released it for all devices, and they have explained this on the official Windows blog, saying –
“This list includes a limited set of Windows Phone 8.1 devices and does not include some devices that are currently running Windows 10 Mobile in the Windows 10 Mobile Insider program. As Windows 10 delivers significant new innovations, many older devices are not able to successfully upgrade without an impact on the customer experience. Our goal is to only offer the Windows 10 upgrade to devices that we are confident can continue to deliver a good customer experience. “
Many users have been upset as some popular modes, such as the Lumia 520, Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1320 have not received this update. However, if the company has indeed done this for quality purposes, then Microsoft must be commended for this as they could have easily introduced this update for all their devices to inflate the number of devices that run the Windows 10 OS.