Microsoft has announced a list of Lumia devices set to receive the new Windows 10 Mobile upgrade in December.
Microsoft’s newly announced flagships the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL will go on sale next month, making them the only smartphones running the latest Windows 10 Mobile OS. Though the company has been answering to user queries on its Facebook page, revealing that Windows 10 Mobile will be making its way on other devices as well.
The software giant replying to one of the comments said, “It is our ambition, majority of Lumia smartphones should get the new update. 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.”
However, the company has not given a specific timeline as to when in December the rollout will begin.
Users will need to have the Lumia Denim update (version 8.10.14219.341, or higher) to be eligible for the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade. In addition, they need to have around 8GB of internal memory available to install the update.
Lumia devices slated to get Windows 10 Mobile in December include the Lumia 430, Lumia 435, Lumia 535, Lumia 540, Lumia 635, Lumia 640 and 640 XL, Lumia 735, Lumia 830 and Lumia 930. Though surprisingly past flagships that include the Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1520 haven’t been included in the list scheduled to get the Windows 10 upgrade.
Microsoft at its October 2015 event showed off the Continuum feature on Windows 10 Mobile by connecting a ‘Display Dock’ which houses 3USB ports and an HDMI port, users can easily turn their smartphone into a full fledged desktop.
Moreover, while using the phone in desktop mode, the smartphone functions as it normally would without affecting anything that appears on the screen.
In case you do not want to wait till December and want to experience Windows 10 Mobile, you do have the option to pre-order the newly announced Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL now ahead of their official debut on October 26.