Microsoft promises Windows 10 for all Windows Phone 8 devices
Windows 10 coming in the first half of 2015
Two years ago Microsoft abandoned all Windows Phone 7.X devices in favor of 8.0 and those who had older Lumias were not able to upgrade to the new version. Microsoft is expected to replace Windows Phone 8.1 with Windows 10 sometime in 2015, and many users have been wondering whether their phones will support the new OS or not. Well, it looks like Microsoft is not going to repeat the same mistake twice.
Through its social profile on Twitter, Microsoft has made clear that entire Lumia line-up on Windows Phone 8.0 & 8.1 will be upgraded to Windows 10 when the OS is ready.
@Kalars07 We plan to upgrade all Windows Phone 8 devices to Windows 10 in the future 🙂
— Lumia (@lumia) November 13, 2014
Windows 10 will be a unified operating system for all devices – tablets, phones and computers. Windows 10 will change its behavior, look and functionalities based on what kind of device has been installed while the so-called universal apps will become more common than today.
While WP7 and WP8.0 were rather different OS, Window 10 won’t be dramatically different than the current version of the OS in terms of the software’s kernel and hardware requirements. The new platform is in the development stage and the company is testing early builds on current Lumia hardware. There is no info when Windows 10 for phones will arrive, but we expect a Developers Preview version in the first quarter of 2015 and an official launch in Q2.