Microsoft started pushing the much-awaited Windows 10 Mobile updates 7 months after it’s PC release. The update is made available for phones running Windows 8.1 Mobile OS with RAM greater than 512 MB. The update is initially rolled out for its flagship Lumia devices, followed by other eligible ones.
Unfortunately, the number of phones that are upgrade-able are very less compared to other platforms such as iOS and Android. The list of devices for which the updates are available are as follows: Lumia 1520, 930, 640, 640XL, 730, 735, 830, 532, 535, 540, 635 1GB, 636 1GB, 638 1GB, 430, 435, BLU Win HD w510u, BLU Win HD LTE x150q and MCJ Madosma Q501.
The company states as follows, for the update being available to a limited number of phones.
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.
In case you are not sure about the model of your phone, the company has released an Upgrade Advisor App that checks if the phone is eligible for the update. The App is available in the Microsoft Store. Another option that Microsoft suggests, is to get a brand new Windows Phone (Details) that is eligible for the update.
To get the upgrade advisor,
- Open the Store App on your phone.
- Search for the Upgrade Advisor app, and then install it on your device.
- Once you open the app, it checks your device and lets you know if it’s ready for the upgrade
- If the update is available, it takes you to the upgrade page(if needed). The upgrade costs you 1.4 GB. So plug in to a WiFi network before you do.
Windows 10 comes with Office apps built-in to the device along with Cortana which can assist you to do tasks on the phone. The OS was greatly applauded for the web browser (Edge browser) that comes along with it.