Microsoft finally begins Windows 10 Mobile roll-out

  • Microsoft finally begins Windows 10 Mobile roll-out

Microsoft finally begins Windows 10 Mobile roll-out

After initially targeting a December launch for Windows 10 Mobile upgrades, Microsoft has announced that it is finally upgrading select Windows Phone 8.1 devices to its latest and greatest mobile operating system.

Windows 10 Mobile is being delivered to a collection of older devices via an over-the-air update.

These include the Nokia Lumia 1520, Lumia 930, Lumia 640, Lumia 640XL, Lumia 730, Lumia 735, Lumia 830, Lumia 532, Lumia 535, Lumia 540, Lumia 635 1GB, Lumia 636 1GB, Lumia 638 1GB, Lumia 430 and Lumia 435.

To check if Windows 10 Mobile is available on your handset yet, you'll need to download Microsoft's dedicated "Upgrade Advisor" app from the Windows Store.

The Windows 10 Mobile spec page has more information on upgrade requirements, as well as a few caveats related to new features such as Cortana, Continuum and Windows Hello.

Older Windows phone owners were left disappointed when the highly anticipated Windows 10 was not made available for their devices.

Although Windows Phones with 512MB of RAM can now access test builds of Windows 10 through Microsoft's Insider program, the company said on Twitter that it has no plans to bring a stable version to users. Once you open it and it does that, make sure you check the "Enable Windows 10 upgrade" option and tap on Next. However, it is important to note that the update is only available for devices that were manufactured by Nokia or Microsoft.

A WiFi connection is also required for the upgrade simply because of the size of the software that will be needed to be downloaded.

There's also compatibility with Windows Hello, which allows users to unlock their device's just by looking at it. Users will also get more control over their desktop through the ability to resize live tiles.

Windows 10 Mobile is Microsoft's new mobile operating system.