Windows 10 Mobile Update



  • When will be windows 10 mobile update rolling to older lumia phone. MS is always confusing by making different statement everyday.



  • Paging @Dashrender as the resident Windows 10 Mobile user.



  • Some phones will not be getting it at all, particularly lower end ones. At this point, from what I've been reading, you don't want Windows 10 Mobile. It is still buggy and has issues. In addition they haven't hit feature parity with some elements of WP8 like linked Inboxes.

    Any of the phones on this list will be getting it eventually, but Microsoft hasn't announced any release dates: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview-supported-phones.



  • Yeah - short of doing the Windows Insider Program, all you can do is hurry up and wait.

    Everything I've read, most if not all of the phones released last year will be getting Windows 10, but it's up to the carriers to push out those updates through normal channels.

    That said, I did hear that AT&T has agreed to allow MS to update the newest (and future) phones directly. I hope this trend continues and we are able to find ourselves with more frequent updates.



  • @Kelly said:

    . In addition they haven't hit feature parity with some elements of WP8 like linked Inboxes.

    Linked inboxes? Meaning seeing all inboxes in one pane of glass?

    I know people who use that on iOS, personally I don't care about that.



  • @Dashrender http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/how-to/wp7/people/link-my-email-accounts. It is helpful for me with addresses I don't use for correspondence, but have for various other purposes. I can see all of those in one place without the in and out of multiple inboxes. It also improves Glance functionality since I only need to take up one of my 5 spots for those inboxes, instead of multiple.



  • @Kelly said:

    @Dashrender http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/how-to/wp7/people/link-my-email-accounts. It is helpful for me with addresses I don't use for correspondence, but have for various other purposes. I can see all of those in one place without the in and out of multiple inboxes. It also improves Glance functionality since I only need to take up one of my 5 spots for those inboxes, instead of multiple.

    I link my inboxes through one of my inbox providers (I forward my gmail and ISP emails to my O365 account).

    Of course, doing this does present me with other limitation, like I can't respond as those other inboxes, at least from my phone.

    I definitely can see the value in Linked Inboxes.



  • @Dashrender so you don't like this all inboxed view from iOS?

    Because all my inboxes are separate, but I typically run from the all view.

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  • If you are in the APAC region, go here] and select your country to find the latest mobile version available for your country. I'm not sure if there is a similar page for other regions.



  • @Dashrender said:

    Yeah - short of doing the Windows Insider Program, all you can do is hurry up and wait.

    Everything I've read, most if not all of the phones released last year will be getting Windows 10, but it's up to the carriers to push out those updates through normal channels.

    That said, I did hear that AT&T has agreed to allow MS to update the newest (and future) phones directly. I hope this trend continues and we are able to find ourselves with more frequent updates.

    Why do these cell companies feel like they need to regulate updates? Are they testing? Are they influencing Microsoft or Android Phone Manufacturers in anyway? Are they worried they might lose control of something? I just don't get it. It slows down updates and puts updating in the hands of the cell companies that really don't care about updates or have in depth knowledge about them.



  • @IRJ said:

    @Dashrender said:

    Yeah - short of doing the Windows Insider Program, all you can do is hurry up and wait.

    Everything I've read, most if not all of the phones released last year will be getting Windows 10, but it's up to the carriers to push out those updates through normal channels.

    That said, I did hear that AT&T has agreed to allow MS to update the newest (and future) phones directly. I hope this trend continues and we are able to find ourselves with more frequent updates.

    Why do these cell companies feel like they need to regulate updates? Are they testing? Are they influencing Microsoft or Android Phone Manufacturers in anyway? Are they worried they might lose control of something? I just don't get it. It slows down updates and puts updating in the hands of the cell companies that really don't care about updates or have in depth knowledge about them.

    It really is absurd. It is like having to ask Comcast if I can install Windows updates.



  • @Kelly said:

    Some phones will not be getting it at all, particularly lower end ones.

    I think that's crazy. I have a Lumia 635 that I use if I go riding 4 wheelers or whatever because it cost me $40. Doesn't get much lower end than that, but it's supposed to get the update.



  • @IRJ said:

    @Dashrender said:

    Yeah - short of doing the Windows Insider Program, all you can do is hurry up and wait.

    Everything I've read, most if not all of the phones released last year will be getting Windows 10, but it's up to the carriers to push out those updates through normal channels.

    That said, I did hear that AT&T has agreed to allow MS to update the newest (and future) phones directly. I hope this trend continues and we are able to find ourselves with more frequent updates.

    Why do these cell companies feel like they need to regulate updates? Are they testing? Are they influencing Microsoft or Android Phone Manufacturers in anyway? Are they worried they might lose control of something? I just don't get it. It slows down updates and puts updating in the hands of the cell companies that really don't care about updates or have in depth knowledge about them.

    Because of support calls. I think they have a valid concern. If the manufacture releases an update that causes the phone to not work, who pays for that? The carrier does - in tons of support calls.

    Could they fix that? Sure, they could stop selling phones, give up that revenue stream and move it to someone else's responsibility and only worry about the connection itself. But the problem with that is the finger pointing - it's a software problem go talk to the maker, it's a tower problem go talk to the carrier.



  • @johnhooks said:

    @Kelly said:

    Some phones will not be getting it at all, particularly lower end ones.

    I think that's crazy. I have a Lumia 635 that I use if I go riding 4 wheelers or whatever because it cost me $40. Doesn't get much lower end than that, but it's supposed to get the update.

    It's my understanding that this phone will be getting the update, it's just a matter of when. Are you on AT&T?



  • @Dashrender said:

    @johnhooks said:

    @Kelly said:

    Some phones will not be getting it at all, particularly lower end ones.

    I think that's crazy. I have a Lumia 635 that I use if I go riding 4 wheelers or whatever because it cost me $40. Doesn't get much lower end than that, but it's supposed to get the update.

    It's my understanding that this phone will be getting the update, it's just a matter of when. Are you on AT&T?

    Ya its supposed to get it. That's what I was saying, are there any others that are lower end than that? I have straight talk but it uses AT&T.