When Microsoft announced Windows 10 Mobile, they promised it to bring to devices which came pre-loaded with Windows 8.1, and today ZDNET has shared a list of devices which will get Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update.These thirteen devices will be eligible for the update which is rolling out starting April 25th.
Reported by ZDNet, these devices are the ones which were pre-loaded Windows 10 Mobile or post that. The list includes the popular Lumia 950XL and my favorite Lumia 640 XL. And yes as expected the old generation devices including Lumia 930, 1520, 1020 aren’t on the list. Note, Microsoft never promised the update to those devices.
When ZDNet asked if it was actual the official list, Microsoft shared:
Beginning this month, Microsoft will release the Creators Update for Windows 10 customers including those using Windows 10 Mobile. As has been the case with pervious Windows updates, a device may not be able to receive the Creators Update if the device hardware is incompatible, lacking current drivers, or otherwise outside of the Original Equipment Manufacturer’s (‘OEM’) support period. These devices will continue to receive security and servicing fixes according to our OS support policy. The full list of supported devices will be posted on the Product Lifecycle page soon.”
Here is the rumored list:
- Alcatel IDOL 4S
- Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL
- HP Elite x3
- Lenovo Softbank 503LV
- MCJ Madosma Q601
- Microsoft Lumia 550
- Microsoft Lumia 640/640XL
- Microsoft Lumia 650
- Microsoft Lumia 950/950 XL
- Trinity NuAns Neo
- VAIO VPB051
Now here is the deal. If you have a device which is running on Windows 10 Mobile through the Insiders Program, it doesn’t mean it actually is supported. When upgrading to Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft did open up the Insiders program to few devices which could get the Windows 10 Mobile but wasn’t supported. The same might happen again.
Last time when Upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile was announced, Phones with 512 MB RAM were discarded, which included the popular Lumia 520, were skipped. So it all depends on the product lifecycle of the phone, and if it is suitable for those hardware.
While Windows 10 Mobile has improved by leaps, and bounds, it is not a major update to Windows 10 Mobile first rollout.
When Microsoft starts rolling out Windows 10 Creators Update for Mobile, it will happen through the Update Advisor Program, and some of the devices may get it later, but without an official support.