Windows RT devices will upgrade to Windows 10?
Surface, Lumia 2520 and other ATM-based tablets to get Windows 10
We know that Microsoft will present the Windows 10 Consumer Preview in January demonstrating many interesting features like Continuum. Today we understand that Redmond is working on enabling the new platform to all devices including ARM-based and Intel tablets based on the 86x design. That means the Windows RT 8.1 based devices including old Surface tablets will be able to upgrade to the new OS in the future.
Windows RT is a special version of Windows 8.1 designed for tablets with 32-bit ARM processors. Devices like Surface Pro, Lenovo IdeaPad, Samsung Ativ Tab, Dell XPS 10, Nokia Luma 2520 are running this limited version of Windows but the adoption rate of the platform is low and many manufacturers abandoned it favour of pure Windows 8.1
If the ZDNet‘s sources are reliable, all owners who have purchased RT tablets will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 once the platform launches in 2015.
Microsoft is holding a special event in late January where the company will unveil new features of Windows 10 for PCs, tablets and phones.