Microsoft claims Windows 10 upgrades for all Lumia Windows Phones
Whether or not all current Windows Phones would get the Windows 10 update due next year is certainly on the minds of many people. In the past, I have detailed why the chances of a Windows 10 update being available were much higher this time around, as opposed to the trend-breaking Windows Phone 8 OS.
On November 11, the official Lumia Twitter account has publicly declared all Lumia phones with Windows Phone 8 would get an update next year.
In a tweet responding to @_Y06_, the Lumia account is quite explicit about the new OS:
We should caution that technically speaking, Microsoft's Twitter account is not necessarily their press channel, but it is rather official. Still, we are currently not aware of any technological limitations as to why current phones could not be updated, reaffirming the @Lumia tweet.
Currently, it is much too early to start speculating about update timeframes, carriers, and which devices will get the Windows 10 update. Form sources we have spoken to, those decisions, have yet to be made. However, it is looking very likely that all Windows Phone 8 Lumias will be getting that update sometime in 2015.
Perhaps even more interesting is the reference to 'Windows 10 models' in the future, as this statement omits phone from the description. As noted in the past, Microsoft is dropping references to 'phone' in regards to Windows 10 smart devices, and this seems to be another example of that shift in marketing.
Are any of you feeling better about Microsoft's tweet regarding Windows 10?
Source: @Lumia (Twitter); via: WP7Forum.ru; Thanks, Karen S., for the tip
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.
W10 is available for all Lumia devices, but that only means available for carriers to choose to update devices. This isn't a guarantee that every single device will be getting the update.. Carriers still have the option of blocking updates...
.............. There's a big difference between AVAILABLE for and COMING to.....
Windows OS. It's 2015 :) One example to compete:
2. It's actually pretty useful if the OS had some "new" features like on a true Desktop (in a phone design) way.
3. Move forward with the tech. :)
(I hope I'm wrong!)
In the meantime, my 8X is still running strong & in a good shape ... Hopefully, W10 is released to all WP8 devices ... via Developer Preview
Thank goodness for dev preview...shame they can't preview specific firmware...
But even if we do.
Waiting for Windows 10 (which is due in a ducking year!) to get a new Lumia flagship is a bad joke.
(Best phone I've ever owned)
When will it be available? By the end of next year? So it will be another year of endless waiting where almost nothing will happen for wp8.1 and Microsoft will focus on android and iOS apps and services. (I'm already hearing your voices again: be patient, everything will get better when windows10 arrives... yada yada yada)
Until then I (and probably many others too) will have switched to other platforms...
wow I am sure Microsoft is the no.1 OS for me.. And world no.1 OS in future...
MS should buck up.
While on WP the update cycle is much longer, the amount of updates is just....well, we're still on 8.1 with only mediocre improvements.