Microsoft dials back Win 10 upgrade rhetoric on Phone platform
Redmond clarifies previous comments on Win Phone 8 handsets’ update path
Microsoft has performed an apparent one-eighty on its previous pledge to Windows Phone 8 users that their handsets would become part of the much-hyped Windows 10 ecosystem, the Register reported.
"There will be Windows 10 upgrades for all Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices :) And we will release new Windows 10 models in the future!" the software giant tweeted in November from its @Lumia account.
But now Microsoft appears to have noticed that not all handsets will be compatible with its in-development platform.
"Our goal is for the majority of the Lumia phones running Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 to join the Windows ecosystem along with an expected hundreds of millions of PCs, tablets and other devices running the next generation of Windows," the company posted on its Lumia blog.
Microsoft did not elaborate, except to say that some Win 10 features would need more complex hardware to run.
Last week the company revealed some of those features, including a holographic computing suite that would run on the HoloLens headset.