In a classic bit of Microsoft miscommunication, the software giant posted a coming soon page for Windows 10 Mobile which lists a small handful of Lumia smart phones that will be upgraded when the new OS comes out later this year. But it turns out those are only the first phones that will get the upgrade, not all phones.
You can see the screw-up on the Windows 10 coming soon to Lumia smartphones page on Microsoft.com—yes, of course it’s still online, unchanged. There, it says:
“The following Lumia smartphones will receive a free upgrade when available: Lumia 430, Lumia 435, Lumia 532, Lumia 535, Lumia 540, Lumia 640, Lumia 640 XL, Lumia 735, Lumia 830, and Lumia 930.”
That list leaves off a lot of Lumias, of course. But it also leaves off a lot of Lumias that are currently receiving pre-release versions of Windows 10 Mobile via the Windows Insider program. Including the Lumia 1520 and Icon, of course, but also popular, less expensive devices like the Lumia 630/635 and 520.
Given this confusion, the good folks at Neowin, smelling a skunk, did something few bloggers actually ever do. They asked.
And Microsoft explained itself.
“This is an initial list of in-market devices to receive the Windows 10 update,” a Microsoft representative told Neowin. “It is our ambition to bring Windows 10 to all Lumia devices running Lumia Denim software, noting that some features will vary, based on the hardware specifications.”
Which of course doesn’t explain why the web site hasn’t been updated yet. Ah well.
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