In November last year, Microsoft made a statement that it would provide Windows 10 Mobile upgrades “for all Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices”. The company’s new OS Windows 10 has rolled out on PCs globally, we didn’t expect it to arrive for phones until this November.
A spokesperson for Microsoft told Neowin: “This is an initial list of in-market devices to receive the Windows 10 update. It is our ambition to bring Windows 10 to all Lumia devices running Lumia Denim software, noting that some features will vary, based on the hardware specifications.”
The devices listed below will be the first to be upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile – and rest of the devices will be updated subsequently:
The list excludes many of the hugely popular handsets such as the Lumia 520 and Lumia 630/635, both of which come with less than 1GB of RAM. Lumia 1520 will also miss out on the first wave of updates. And about Microsoft’s statement that “some features [of Windows 10 Mobile] will vary, based on the hardware specifications” of each device. We are aware that certain features, such as Windows Hello and Phone Continuum, will require new hardware under the hood, so it would be impossible to bring these features to existing devices with a software update.