Microsoft claims new Lumia 532 is 'Windows 10 ready' hinting at new OS name for phones
With just over one day before Microsoft unveils the next chapter in its Windows 10 story, a small tidbit has already leaked from hyper indexing search engines.
Typing 'Lumia 532' into Bing or Google yields Microsoft's own product details page for the recently announced Lumia. However, the mini description, which usually pulls data from the source page, reveals this interesting line: "Windows 10 ready, the Lumia 532 smartphone is capable of running mobile games with its Snapdragon processor. Skype, OneDrive, Office and more."
Indeed, looking at the actual page source code reveals 'Windows 10 ready' being mentioned not once, but twice (see image below).
Up until this point, it has not been clear what Microsoft would call Windows 10 for Windows Phone devices. Names such as Windows Mobile, Windows 10 for Phone, etc. have been tossed around although nothing conclusive has yet been reported. However, it looks like Microsoft is going to go for the "one OS" theme by just calling it Windows 10, regardless of the hardware.
Of course, until Microsoft tells us officially the whole story, we have to file this under possibility for now.
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Thanks, Rushil Rai, for the tip!
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but no cookie!
On a more serious note, they should adopt a full upvote/downvote feature, provided that people don't abuse the system.
Unrelated: I wonder how long it will take MS+carriers to update older 8.1 phones? My guess is at 1-2 years post-launch.
I really hope this is in our future... but it may be a few revisions away yet.
"The line must be drawn HERE!"
I get that they want to wait for the Windows 10 release, but they totally screwed up this past holiday season by pulling the McLaren. Even if the 3DTouch stuff didn't work AT ALL, I'd still line up to get it.
.....which makes a phone and let leaves it without any support in future
Sorry that your trolling has failed, I'm sure someone will bite.
But as of now.. I really missed the Windows Phone experience.. I gave my 630 as a christmas gift to someone since i have LG G2..
I wanted to try something new.. Before jumping into high end Wp. So maybe.. ALPHA luxe would satisfy my Wp-addiction for a while hehe..
The images doesn't shows any sign of Windows 10
Is MS don't want to reveal features before 21st Jan!
High end Windows phones were the one that was supposed to get Lumia Denim update,but that's how Microsoft released it,but Microsoft said high end first and low and mid are last.
That's not how they wanted it to release. I'm done with windows phone.
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