Microsoft unveils 'Windows 10 eligible' smartphones
While Windows 10 has received a strong praise on desktops, laptops, and tablets, Microsoft have yet to officially release its mobile counterpart in the form of Windows 10 Mobile.
While the company has been running its own beta program to test newer builds of the operating system, there has been little indication of which of the company’s smartphones will officially support the upgrade.
Today, Microsoft updated a page on its Lumia phone website to reflect models which will officially support the next update to Windows Mobile. Unfortunately for Windows Phone diehards, the list in question is, so far, quite small: only 5 handsets have been tipped to run Microsoft’s new mobile OS.
Presently, the page in question states that the Lumia 640 & 640 XL from AT&T, Lumia 735 from Verizon, the unlocked Lumia 635 in addition to the Lumia 635 from Sprint will be eligible for the upgrade.
In contrast, the UK version of Microsoft’s Lumia site specifies that the Lumia 830 and 435, additionally, will support the upgrade.
It remains uncertain what Microsoft’s final plans are regarding the implementation of Windows 10 Mobile. In November 2014, a tweet from Microsoft’s Lumia Twitter account specified that “there will be Windows 10 upgrades for all Windows Phone 8 devices.
What are your thoughts on Windows 10 Mobile? Should Microsoft bother bringing the new operating system to older handsets, or focus on building new flagships? Let us know in the comments below!