Windows 10 Mobile finally rolls out

  • Windows 10 Mobile finally rolls out

Windows 10 Mobile finally rolls out

The Redmond-based tech firm is planning to make the rollout post the regular "monthly service updates" for the Lumia 950 and 950 XL device with Windows 10 mobile operating system.

Ever since the company first announced that only some Windows Phone 8.1 devices would qualify for this update, questions have loomed about the required specs for the update.

Microsoft is expected to release its Windows 10 software for mobile Thursday, according to VentureBeat. The smartphones include the Lumia 1520, Lumia 930, Lumia 640, Lumia 640 XL, Lumia 730, Lumia 735, Lumia 830, Lumia 532, Lumia 535, Lumia 540, Lumia 635 (1GB variant), Lumia 636 (1GB variant), Lumia 638 (1GB variant), Lumia 430, and Lumia 435.

Originally slated to roll out to older devices at the end of 2015, Windows 10 Mobile has already been available on some newer handsets that shipped with the operating system installed.

Redmond giant Microsoft has officially started rolling out the very latest Windows 10 Mobile update for select Windows 8.1-based Lumia phones. Finally, you can fire up the app and it will check if your device is compatible with the update and you will be able to download the Windows 10 upgrade which is around 1.4 GB of download.

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If there's any Windows Phone users out there, hopefully your devices made the cut.

Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana will no longer be able to search for apps, settings, email, text messaging, contacts and QR codes on the device and will not be able to open apps through voice commands.

We need to understand that Windows phones still have a considerable fan following, people who swear by Windows phones. In particular, devices with 512MB of RAM have been rumored to be left off of the upgrade path. Once the update is downloaded, it will take anywhere between 20 to 30 minutes to complete the upgrade.

Microsoft offers a Windows 10 Upgrade Advisor app that can be downloaded from the Windows Store. The Windows 10 update with its Universal Windows Platform would also allow apps to run both on your smartphone and PC.