Earlier this year, Microsoft stated on Facebook that Windows 10 Mobile would start being pushed to existing Windows Phone 8 users in December but an updated statement from the company says that this is no longer the case.
According to the company, who issued the statement below, the update will not start rolling out to existing users until early 2016. For those who cannot wait for the OS, you have two options, join the Insider program or buy a Lumia 950.
The statement below is from Microsoft regarding the availability of the OS:
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.
Realistically, if you are reading this, you are more than likely already in the Insider program and have access to the bits. Or, you are in the other camp, on the other end of the spectrum, and you are not perturbed by this at all as you don’t really care what OS your phone runs, as long as it is working.
As the company provides more information, such as a detailed list of when the updates will roll out for which devices, Paul and I will keep you updated. For now, if you simply must have the new operating system, join the Insider program as the last few builds have been stable.