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List with phones that officially support Windows 10 Mobile

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  • On March 19, 2016

These phones can be officially upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile

Two days ago, Microsoft began rolling out the official OTA update of Windows 10 to some of the existing Lumia smartphones. The list with officially supported models includes almost all phones released in the last two years – only the Lumia 530 is missing, probably because of its just 512MB RAM. Microsoft has apparently decided to upgrade only phones with at least 1GB of RAM, despite earlier claims that all Windows Phone 8 devices will be upgraded.

But even more disappointing is that former Nokia flagships like Lumia 920, 925 and 1020 are not included in the first (and only) wave for the Windows 10 update. Microsoft justifies its decision to omit these devices by saying:

“ Many older devices are not able to successfully upgrade without an impact on the customer experience. Our goal is to only offer the Windows 10 upgrade to devices that we are confident can continue to deliver a good customer experience ”.

According to Gabriel Aul, the Windows Insider Boss, owners of phones like Lumia 1020 have sent a higher percentage of negative feedback about their experience with Windows 10 Mobile Insider preview, so that’s why Microsoft has decided not to offer the upgrade for these phones officially to the mass market. Windows Insiders who feel that their phones are functioning well enough, can continue to use the current build 10586 and receive cumulative updates in the coming months.

Here is the list with all officially supported models:

  • Lumia 430, 435, 532, 535, 540, 635 (1GB RAM version), 640, 640 XL, 730/735, 830, 930, 1520, Icon, BLU Win HD w510u, BLU Win HD LTE x150q, MCJ Madosma Q501.

*Nokia Limia ICON for Verizon is still being considered.

These phones are not supported, but they can still use the Insider Preview builds:

  • Lumia 1320, 1020, 925, 920, 820, 720, 635 (512mb RAM), 630, 625, 620, 530, 525, 520

Other, non-Nokia/Microsoft, phones which are not getting Windows 10 Mobile for now:

  • Samsung ATIV S, HTC One M8, HTC 8X, HTC 8S, Yezz Billy 4 & 4.7, BLU Win Jr.

To update your phone to Windows 10 Mobile you need to install the UpgradeAdivsor app and then scan for updates. Here’s what’s new in Windows 10 Mobile.