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Windows 10 Mobile Update finally rolls out to existing smartphones

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 Mobile to select Windows Phone 8.1 devices

Microsoft has finally begun rolling out Windows 10 Mobile to some of the phones that shipped with Windows Phone 8.1.

The list with officially supported phones doesn’t include all of the existing smartphones, even though these ‘unsupported phones’ that already have Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build can still operate and receive cumulative updates of Build 10586 for some time. Unfortunately, the almost 3-year old flagships like the Lumia 920, 925 and 1020 are out of the list. Microsoft explains:

As Windows 10 delivers significant new innovations, 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.”

Microsoft will officially update these phones to Windows 10 Mobile:

  • Nokia Lumia 1520

  • Nokia Lumia 930

  • Nokia Lumia 830

  • Nokia Lumia 730

  • Nokia Lumia 735

  • Microsoft Lumia 640

  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL

  • Nokia Lumia 635 1GB

  • Nokia Lumia 636 1GB

  • Nokia Lumia 638 1GB

  • Microsoft Lumia 540

  • Microsoft Lumia 535

  • Microsoft Lumia 532

  • Microsoft Lumia 435

  • Microsoft Lumia 430

  • BLU Win HD

  • BLU Win HD LTE

  • Mcj Madosma Q501

The availability of the Windows 10 Mobile as an upgrade for these phones can vary by device. carrier, region and manufacturer. To check if the update is available for your phone, go to the Store and install the Upgrade Advisor app. Open the app to see if the update is available and then select Enable Windows 10 upgrade.

What about the Insiders?

Windows Insiders who already run Windows 10 Mobile build 10586 on their supported phones do not need to do anything. They can open the Insider app and switch to Production, if they don’t want to receive Redstone Insider builds, but only official cumulative updates of the ‘Production’ branch and Firmware updates.

How to prepare your phone for the Windows 10 upgrade.

What’s new in Windows 10 Mobile

Source: Microsoft