Microsoft disappoints Lumia users with failed upgrade

Microsoft breaks another upgrade promise to Nokia Lumia Windows 8 users

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Microsoft disappoints Lumia users with failed upgrade This week, Microsoft began its Windows 10 Mobile rollout, but revealed handsets, such as Lumia 920 and Lumia 1020, will remains on Windows Phone 8
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  March 21, 2016

Microsoft made a public pledge that all of Nokia's Lumia Windows 8 devices would be upgraded to the mobile version of Windows 10, but that promise has now been broken.

This week, Microsoft began its Windows 10 Mobile rollout, but revealed handsets, such as Lumia 920 and Lumia 1020, will remains on Windows Phone 8. Despite Microsoft's website promising several devices would be "first" to upgrade, and that other devices would be "second", the company have now neglected the second wave of updates. Furthermore, third-party devices, such as Lumia Icon and Blu's Win JR LTE, have also been ditched.

The first batch of devices to receive the upgrade include; 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, Lumia 435 ,BLU Win HD w510u, BLU Win HD LTE x150q and MCJ Madosma Q501.

According to Microsoft, it is not guaranteed all devices running on Windows 10 Mobile will receive the final build.

"This list includes a limited set of Windows Phone 8.1 devices and does not include some devices that are currently running Windows 10 Mobile in the Windows 10 Mobile Insider program. As Windows 10 delivers significant new innovations, 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."

Fans of Windows Phones took to Twitter to express their anger over another broken promise, which is bad news for the mobile operating system.

 

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