Right now all the attention is on the Windows 10 release currently rolling out all around the world. What those not in the know have been wondering is what about mobile? Microsoft confirmed long ago that the next version of its mobile operating system will be Windows 10 Mobile. So when does it become available? Well, we can be sure it’s not this week as the desktop release of Windows 10 but it’s definitely on the way. Microsoft is expected to make it official sometime later and with it will come at least two new flagship Lumias that will more or less show what the platform is capable of. You are not likely to hear about the other devices we listed the other day.
Besides the rumoured Lumia 950 and 950 XL which other Lumias are getting Windows 10 Mobile? Almost all of them. Microsoft promised update to Windows 10 for most if not all smartphones that received the Windows Phone 8.1 update. Up to this point in time that’s all that has been in the public domain.
The guys at Neowin managed to get confirmation from Microsoft on the smartphones that will be first in line (at least as at now) to receive Windows 10 when it is eventually available in the year. While the list below will certainly shock some of you, it is not conclusive as other devices will eventually make the cut.
These are the 10 smartphones that will get Windows 10 Mobile first:
- Lumia 430
- Lumia 435
- Lumia 532
- Lumia 535
- Lumia 540
- Lumia 640
- Lumia 640 XL
- Lumia 735
- Lumia 830
- Lumia 930
It is worth noting that despite big names like the Lumia 1320 and the 1520 missing in action, it is not them that we are worried about but rather the entire lineup of Lumias with less than 1 GB of RAM like the legendary Lumia 520 and others like the Lumia 630 and 635. Will they eventually get Windows 10? We guess details on the update will become clearer as we get closer to the official rollout period. With the desktop rollout of Windows 10 soon going to be behind us, focus will shift to mobile and we’ll surely get to know more. For now though, there should be no cause for alarm. It’s not Android after where you aren’t guaranteed of many things but you can be sure about one: soon enough, you’ll be the one missing out on an important update.