Microsoft has now confirmed that old Lumia devices will not be getting the Windows 10 Mobile Update until “early 2016”, a slight delay from December the company had earlier promised. Hence, the only devices currently running the new OS include the Lumia 550 along with the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL flagships.
Although, Microsoft did not clearly specify the reason for the delay, though it must be to give the OS those much needed final touches.
“This November we introduced Windows 10 to phones including brand new features such as Continuum and Universal Windows Apps with the introduction of the Lumia 950 and 950 XL. The Windows 10 Mobile upgrade will begin rolling out early next year to select existing Windows 8 and 8.1 phones.”
Meanwhile, Microsoft has classified the list of Windows Phone 8.1 devices scheduled to receive the upgrade in batches. In addition, he’s also included the list of devices that will not be eligible for the upgrade.
The first batch of devices includes the likes of XDE, Phi, Moneypenny, HTC One M8 for Windows, Lumia 1520, Lumia 930, Lumia 830, all the variants of Lumia 640 and Lumia 950 XL.
Next batch will have Windows devices like Lumia 735, Lumia 730, Lumia 638, Lumia 636, Lumia 635, Lumia 540, Lumia 535, Lumia 532 and its variants, Lumia 435 and its variants, and Lumia 430.
While the last batch includes the likes of Lumia ICON, Lumia 1320, Lumia 1020, Lumia 928, Lumia 926, Lumia 920, Lumia 822, Lumia 720, Lumia 630, Lumia 625, Lumia 620, Lumia 526, Lumia 525 and Lumia 520.
Finally, there’s a list of devices across varied brands that are not expected to get the Windows 10 Mobile. These devices include LG Lancet, Windows Phone 8S HTC, Windows Phone 8X HTC, Windows Phone 8XT HTC, Samsung ATIV S variants, Dell Venue Pro, Lumia 530, Lumia 610, Lumia 800, Lumia 810, Lumia 820, Lumia 900 and Samsung Omnia 7.
FYI, users will need to have the Lumia Denim update (Version 8.10.14219.341, or higher) to be eligible for the Windows 10 Mobile Update. Besides, they also need to have around 1.5 GB of free space to install the update.