Windows 10 Mobile rollout to begin in December

Windows 10 Mobile will first make its way to the hands of consumers when the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL arrive in November. However, you still may be wondering when the rollout will begin for older Windows Phone devices, and it looks like the answer is December.

According to a Microsoft representative responding to a comment on the Lumia Facebook page, Windows 10 Mobile is set to begin its rollout in December. Here's the relevant snippet:

"Windows 10 is available on PCs and tablets now, and while Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL ship with Windows 10 for phones, broad availability of Windows 10 on other devices, including mobile phones, will begin rolling out in December."

It's important to note that we do not know exactly when in December the rollout would begin, but the general timeframe makes sense. Also keep in mind that Windows 10 Mobile most likely won't be hitting every device at once, and we're likely to see a gradual rollout of sorts. Still, this is great news for when we can expect development of the first official Windows 10 Mobile build to near completion.

Of course, anyone who has been a part of the Insider program for the last several months has most likely already at least tried out Microsoft's latest mobile OS. And if you haven't, you can always get an early taste of Windows 10 Mobile by signing up.

Source: Microsoft Lumia (Facebook); Via:

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