If you own a Windows Phone device, there’s a news that might disappoint you. Microsoft had initially promised that all Windows Phone devices would be getting the Windows 10 Mobile update. However, the plan has now changed and only a few Windows Phone smartphones are receiving the update.
Microsoft has already said that it hasn’t planned a second wave of the Windows 10 Mobile rollout. This comes as a disappointment to most of the users and gives them one more reason to move on from Windows to Android. We don’t know whether the left-out devices will ever get the new update or not.
New statistics collected by AdDuplex say that roughly 50% of all Windows Phone devices will not be getting the Windows 10 Mobile update any time soon. Some reports had previously said the number to be around 40%, which goes well with the latest news. It is being said that Microsoft decided to withhold the update for those devices as they were not performing well with Windows 10 Mobile.
AdDuplex Stats Teaser: on a very quick count roughly 50% of Windows Phone devices in use won't be running #Windows10Mobile any time soon.
— Alan Mendelevich (@ailon) March 19, 2016
Microsoft had said earlier this week that it wishes to provide the best possible experience with the latest Windows 10 Mobile update. But due to the crashes and bugs reported on some Windows Phone devices, the company decided to not give them the update. Microsoft said:
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.
If you own a Windows Phone device that is not officially supported for Windows 10 Mobile, you can still get a taste of the latest firmware by installing preview builds. But still, we want Microsoft to do something about this seriously and fast.