Microsoft begins Windows 10 rollout to older Lumias

Thomas Wellburn
March 17, 2016

Microsoft has started rolling out the consumer build of Windows 10 Mobile to older Lumia handsets.

Evan Blass said it would happen and today, it’s finally coming true. Microsoft has finally started the belated rollout of Windows 10 Mobile.

The company released a statement on their blog saying, “Consistent with our approach to the Windows 10 PC upgrade, we are focused on delivering a high quality experience for our customers. The Windows 10 Upgrade Advisor app can be downloaded from the Windows Store to see if the upgrade is available for your device.”

Users will need to download the specialized  Windows 10 Upgrade Advisor app to see if their device is illegible for the new OS. This could mean that those who used the preview builds may need to reset their handsets in order to get the release version.

Microsoft also stated that some older handsets will not be able to get the newest version as it could impact performance. They said, “Many older devices are not able to successfully upgrade without an impact on the customer experience. Our goal is to only offer the Windows 10 upgrade to devices that we are confident can continue to deliver a good customer experience.”

If there’s any Windows Phone users out there, hopefully your devices made the cut. To download the Windows Advisor application, hit the link here.

For more on Microsoft, visit What Mobile’s dedicated Microsoft page.

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