Microsoft Lumia Phones running Windows Phone 8 will get Windows 10 Update

by Chetan Bhawani 18

Lumia Windows 10 Update

A very early talk, but this is still a big news for the Windows Phone users. You aren’t going to be betrayed this time, at least. The Windows 10 update due next year, is going to be available as an update for every Lumia smartphone that is running Windows Phone 8 OS right now.

This came in as an answer to a Twitter user’s question whether his Lumia 930 is going to get an update in the future or not.

Though this is no where an official confirmation from Microsoft, @Lumia is Microsoft’s own official channel for Lumia-related stuff. This is a rather big news because those devices running Windows Phone 7 could not be updated to Windows Phone 8, back in 2012, because of some major changes in the software kernel which deemed it not possible to update those devices that were no Windows Phone 7.

Based on those tweets, we can assume there are going to be no technical issue this time, for the switch from Windows Phone 8 to Windows 10, which is going to be a major one.

In the same tweets, other reference was to the Windows devices, where the account said the company would be launching new Windows 10 devices in the future, removing the “phones” reference from the name. This is in lines to what the company had announced, about giving the same name to the OS for all their devices.

We assume this to be for every device running Windows 8 now, and it is too early to guess about the timeframes and such for the updates. There are several people already concerned about the update for their devices from HTC and Samsung, i.e. the HTC 8X and Samsung Ativ S are the ones which don’t come under Lumia series (the latter is from Nokia, now under Microsoft), and there is no confirmation about the update on these devices. It is understandable though, with @Lumia discussing about things.

Let’s wait and watch for the follow-up on this.

Chetan Bhawani

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  • Shanky Yadav

    Surely now microsoft after removing nokia’s branding they have new strategies to take over others ..before they start they have this good news to those who are windows phone operator but letts see if they also swipe the limits of windows phone

    • Before they can fully run the marketplace they have to start from the ground up and re examine their os you have good points!

  • Suraj Racharla

    All the Nokia Lumia owne with Windows 8.0 should feel so lucky right now. I hope they dont need to wait alot for the update like people with Android phones do.

  • Subham Bapna

    Well this is a great thing which windows is always doing. It does gives the update to the Devices which are bought a long ago too. I wish Android did the same 😛

    • Jugal Mudoi

      I think here is talking about a specific phone series but as there are several brands of android devices all depends onto the different brands and we can only expect the updates either on google owned devices or few specific devices but others still sticks to get updates.

      • Yeah Google devices like nexus series get updates first and always get them it’s great for nexus users but for others…

      • Android

        He means that he wishes the entire Android smartphone devices would get the update at around the same time

    • Android unfortunately can’t optimize their os for older phones. Some components and bands in the phone just aren’t compatible with newer versions of android. don’t worry friend, flashing custom rims are always an option. My old vibrant stopped at 2.1 or something but I was able to bring it up to date before my sister broke it…

  • Joshua Akinsola

    Windows 10 looks very nice and their impressive ui changes are prepping them for intense multintasking. Its good to see Microsoft marching forward with its one Microsoft plan as it looks very promising. The ui looks different to me on different screens though so I wonder how it will feel on a smaller smart phone like a lumia

  • Nebu Cherian

    That’s a good news for all Lumia fans out there. But I still don’t find Windows OS that intresting

    • Your opinion is shared by many people my friend windows has some redeeming traits but it can definitely use an I ergaul! What os do you prefer, better yet what ui?

    • Android

      yes me too. I find that the app store brings it down and the actaul OS is very boring and not much customization

  • Shashank Chourey

    I really want to own a windows device, primarily for it’s cool ui.. but somehow I keep sticking to android for the fact that it’s open source.. you can tweak your device, install custom roms.. and the play store have plethora of apps and games.

    • Couldn’t have said it better. You can even download a windows ui app on the play store!!! Their pretty nice. Hands down android is the ultimate experience!!

    • Android

      lol really i used to find their UI impressive and cool. But when i used it on my friends phone i found it very bland and not much cutomization compared to android

  • Jugal Mudoi

    Very true… I totally agree with you !

  • Joshua Akinsola

    Lumia users are indeed lucky to get the uodate as windows 10 looks very nice and has a pretty nice overhaul

  • Suraj Racharla

    Windows 10 is the next big thing from Windows and they have.done many improvements to it. Windows 10 is like a cleaned up Windows 8 and they both look very similar. The Windows 10 also fixed all the flaws the Windows 8 had. Its nice to see Windows upgrading itself and applying themselve into the smartphone world