Friday, 26 May 2017
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Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 upgrade for Lumia phones

Software giants, Microsoft, have finally begun roll out of Windows 10 Mobile operating system to Lumia phones and other selected devices running on Windows 8.1.

There are a lot of great new features in Windows 10 Mobile, like Continuum, Windows Hello, Cortana and so on.

Microsoft announced the roll out in a blog post, assuring that it is focused on delivering a high quality experience for its customers.

The upgrade is however not available to all phones. Microsoft released a list of compatible devices which include Nokia branded devices like the Nokia Lumia 1520, Lumia 930, Lumia 730, Lumia 735, and Lumia 830,

Others include Microsoft Lumia 640, Lumia 640XL, 532, Lumia 535, 540, 635 1 GB, 636 1 GB, 638 1 GB, Lumia 430 and Lumia 435. The BLU Win HD w510u, BLU Win HD LTE x150q, and the MCJ Madosma Q501 will also get the upgrade.

Microsoft added that users can download the Windows 10 Upgrade Advisor app from the Windows Store to see if their phone will get the upgrade.

The update will most likely be handled differently depending on where one lives or what carrier one has on his or her phone.

As expected, the list of compatible devices skews pretty heavily toward hardware crafted by Microsoft and Nokia.

As a result, it is unclear how many more devices will eventually get Microsoft’s Windows 10 blessing. However there’s a good chance users of other devices will get the upgrade in the near future.

Noticeably, Microsoft was quick to admit in its blog post that many older devices are not able to successfully upgrade without an impact on the customer experience.

“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,” the software giant said.