Microsoft Windows 10 mobile was launched way back in November with the release of Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. But the users of older mobiles have yet to receive the latest upgrades of the smartphone operating system.
Microsoft, however, revealed to customers on its Facebook page that the update will be available starting February 29, but adding that not all of the handsets will be able to upgrade to new Windows 10 mobile, reports Neowin.?Microsoft had originally planned to roll out Windows 10 Mobile to its Windows Phone 8.1 devices at the end of last year, but in December, it said that owners of those handsets would have to wait until “early next year.”
The company said the update will be available to virtually all smartphones that run Windows Phone 8.1, but listed a selected few that will first get the latest operating system.?The following is a list of Lumia smartphones that will receive a free upgrade when available: Lumia 430, Lumia 435, Lumia 532, Lumia 535, Lumia 540, Lumia 635 (1 GB RAM), Lumia 640, Lumia 640 XL, Lumia 735, Lumia 830, and Lumia 930.
But the Lumia devices will need to have the Lumia Denim software update installed in order to upgrade to Windows 10. Check out here to update your phone to Lumia Denim.
The update roll-out date isn?t official yet so it?s better to take the news with a pinch of salt.
Microsoft’s?Windows 10 Mobile has two cool new features – a Universal Apps system and Mobile Continuum. The universal app system allows applications written for Windows 10 on a PC to be easily ported to Windows 10 Mobile devices. This essentially means that any app made for the PC can run on a Windows 10 Mobile device with not much code tweaking involved.
Another killer feature of Windows 10 Mobile is the Continuum that allows a Windows 10 Mobile device to be used as an ad hoc PC. Users can plug their Windows 10 Mobile phone or tablet into an external monitor and plug in a keyboard and mouse and the device?s user interface will scale up to resemble a ?PC-like? desktop interface.
Microsoft also announced a Lumia 650 phone recently. The metal band phone is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 212, clocked at 1.3GHz clubbed with 1GB of RAM. The Lumia 650 has a 5-inch 1280?720 OLED screen and an 8MP camera and is backed by a 2000mAh battery. It packs 16GB of built-in storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 200GB). The device will cost around $199 in the US and around ?150-160 in the UK and available in black and white options.