Microsoft has today published a list of supported devices for the upcoming Windows 10 Mobile Fall Creators Update, and it appears the company is omitting yet more Windows phones from its list of supported handsets. This time, the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL series are being abandoned on the Creators Update, with no official upgrade path to the Fall Creators Update.
Many of the flagship Windows 10 Mobile devices that went on sale are still supported, including the HP Elite x3 and Microsoft's own Lumia 950 series. Lumia 550 and 650 owners are also still in support. The list of supported devices for the Fall Creators Update is below:
- HP Elite x3.
- HP Elite x3 (Verizon).
- HP Elite x3 (Telstra).
- Wileyfox Pro.
- Microsoft Lumia 550.
- Microsoft Lumia 650.
- Microsoft Lumia 950/950 XL.
- Alcatel IDOL 4S.
- Alcatel IDOL 4S Pro.
- Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL.
- Softbank 503LV.
- VAIO Phone Biz.
- MouseComputer MADOSMA Q601.
- Trinity NuAns Neo.
Also worth noting; Microsoft lists both the Wileyfox Pro and HP Elite x3 Verizon devices as still in support with the Fall Creators Update, but both of these devices aren't actually on sale. Perhaps new Windows phones (for the enterprise) are in-bound after all.
Microsoft tells us the Windows 10 Mobile Fall Creators Update is expected to roll out in the same timeframe as the PC release, so should be any day now.
Lumia 640 and 640 XL owners are going to be upset at the abandonment of their devices, but this news shouldn't come as much of a surprise. Microsoft has been omitting older devices from its list of supported handsets since Windows 10 Mobile rolled out officially, and with this release that doesn't appear to be changing.
We suspect more devices will be dropped from support with the next release of Windows 10 Mobile too, if there is a "next release."
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