Vodafone Italy claimed to kick off Windows 10 Mobile OTA Update for select Lumias starting next week. They also shared WP8.1 to Windows 10 Mobile Device Upgrade Eligiblity List.
The elusive Windows 10 Mobile Update for old Lumia phones, running Windows Phone 8.1, seems to have a new release date. And this time, Vodafone Italy published the list eligible Lumia phones that will be receiving Windows 10 Mobile OTA Update sometime next week.
The analogy with the last known such news was difficult to miss. It was Microsoft’s Mexican subsidiary that had revealed it will be February 29th when the OTA update for old Lumia phones will be made available. That was all that was revealed in a Facebook post then, leaving everything else to guess.
Fortunately, we have more information this time apart from that the coveted update process will start next week. Among the first lot of phones mentioned to receive the Windows 10 update include the flagships Lumia 930 and Lumia 1520 along with Lumia 535, Lumia 635, Lumia 735, and Lumia 830.
Conspicuously missing from the list is the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL both of which Microsoft had stated will be among the first to be upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile.
Not surprisingly, Microsoft is still mum and has offered no comments on the latest revelations. In any case, the D-Day does not seem to be too far from taking into account the spate of recent release of Windows 10 Mobile builds to insiders in the Fast, Slow and Release Preview Rings.
However, while Microsoft is taking all the time it needs to make the mobile OS stable and reliable, what is evident is that the upgrade will come across as SW Update with no FW Updates accompanying this time. This would be a break from the usual tradition when any software update will almost always accompany a firmware update as well which also made the entire process more time consuming.
Microsoft has also just released Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10586.122 to Insiders in the Slow and Release Preview Rings and is believed to be the build that Windows 8.1 devices will be getting once the upgrade process kicks off.