The owners of a Lumia smartphone running on Windows 8.1 were told by Microsoft that the release of the Windows 10 Mobile will be delayed, once again, and this time not by days, but by month. This news infuriated them, especially because they have been already waiting since November for the roll out.
Not only that the Windows 10 Mobile will come later, but some of the devices will no longer be on the list of phones eligible to get the software update. According to Microsoft, only a few Lumia devices will receive the new OS after previously, the company has included Lumia 430 in the list of eligible smartphones. When the Windows 10 Mobile was released Thursday, the Lumia 430 was no longer in the list, disappointing many users.
Windows 10 Mobile is expected to roll out to the following smartphones: 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 MCJ Madosma Q501.
Unfortunately, the Windows 8.0-based devices were excluded from the list and the users’ fears came true when they Windows Insider head Gabriel Aul said on Twitter that the Lumia Icon could be upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile, but Microsoft is not taking into consideration a second wave of release for the devices running on older software.
In March, 15.2 percent of the total number of Windows Phone devices have already upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile, and another 35.2 percent are waiting to receive the software, or at least in theory, if Microsoft will not change its plans again. If things will go well, then there will be 50.4 percent of active phones running on Windows 10 Mobile. The rest of phones have weak specifications, old Qualcomm S4 chipsets or 512MB of RAM and they’re not capable of running this new software.
The Lumia 640 is a mid-range smartphone released in April 2015 and it’s one of the most popular Windows Phone devices, having a global 0.9 percent rise (up to 7.3 percent). Ahead of it are the Lumia 520 (12.1 percent), Lumia 535 (12.0 percent) and Lumia 630 (8.8 percent).
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