After months of teasing, Microsoft finally released the long-awaited Windows 10 Mobile late last week. Unfortunately, the operating system won't be supported on as many mobile devices as previously thought. Here are the details.
On Thursday, Microsoft announced on its blog that it has started rolling out Windows 10 Mobile to selected Windows Phone 8.1 devices. The range of phones that Microsoft is supporting for the upgrade is very limited. So far, the list contains the following phones:
"Lumia 1520, 930, 640, 640XL, 730, 735, 830, 532, 535, 540, 635 1GB, 636 1GB, 638 1GB, 430, 435, BLU Win HD w510u, BLU Win HD LTE x150q, MCJ Madosma Q501"
While there was speculation that the vendor will expand the list soon, the company has confirmed that will not be the case:
@coreyd_0512 We do not have plans to put W10M on devices with 512 MB ^TJ
— Windows Insider (@windowsinsider) March 17, 2016
Many people are disappointed with the exclusion of so many phones and Microsoft has explained that the devices omitted from support are generally too under-powered to use Windows 10 Mobile. As for Windows Insiders who were able to test out preview version so of the operating system on a phone that's not on the list, they can continue to use Windows 10 Mobile unsupported.
If your phone is on the list of supported devices for Windows 10 Mobile, you can follow the instructions here to get the operating system up and running.
[Via Windows Blog]