Windows 10 Mobile update release for older Lumia devices now postponed to Q1 2016

Along with three new smartphones – Microsoft Lumia 550, Microsoft Lumia 950, and Microsoft Lumia 950 XL – and Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft had also announced that it will release the latest smartphone operating system to older Lumia devices sometime in December 2015. However, December is half past now, and some Windows Mobile enthusiasts were wonder if the update will be released this month as promised. To their horror, the company seems to have postponed the release date of the update to sometime in Q1 2016.


According to ZDNet, Microsoft said this in a statement:

“This November we introduced Windows 10 to phones including brand new features such as Continuum and Universal Windows Apps with the introduction of the Lumia 950 and 950 XL. The Windows 10 Mobile upgrade will begin rolling out early next year to select existing Windows 8 and 8.1 phones.”

There’s no information about the reasons for the delay or when exactly the update will be released in the first quarter of the coming year. Moreover, there’s no clear message from the company about which devices would receive the update. However, The company did say that 8GB of internal storage is necessary for the upgrade. Considering that the the Lumia 550 Dual SIM, which was launched in India yesterday are running Windows 10 Mobile without any issues, devices with a better chipset like the Snapdragon 400 and the Snapdragon 800 should definitely be updated to the latest version of Windows.

It is a shame to notice that some Android smartphones like the LG G4 and the Motorola Moto X Style are receiving Android 6.0 updates faster than Microsoft devices are receiving Windows 10 Mobile. Especially since it was considered that Microsoft’s smartphone operating system is more efficient than Android, and that Microsoft’s tighter control on its mobile platform means faster and consistent updates for smartphones. What do you think about the condition of Windows-powered smartphones?


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December 20, 2015 2:31 pm 2:31 PM

I have a LImua 920 which I had enrolled in the insider program but then signed out of it (after 10536.1000 fast release) more than a month ago. Yesterday I switched it on only find that it had found the update 10583.29. I did not upgrade though. I will tonight.

December 20, 2015 8:02 pm 8:02 PM

Hi Sarwehwar,
Once u upgrade ur Lumia 920, plz check and confirm if it has call recording function
Thanks in advance.

December 22, 2015 10:22 am 10:22 AM

It does not have the option to record a call yet. Also, Cortana is mute in this update. I tried to install additional speech languages apart from English (India) but it never had voice. Works well with typing though.

Glance, if you upgrade from current working condition, should work but if you reset after the upgrade it won’t.

Other than these issues, the OS is smooth.

December 22, 2015 11:43 pm 11:43 PM

Thanks for the update. Will wait till call recording appears. This is the only function I miss in my Lumia 920.

December 20, 2015 9:09 am 9:09 AM

Date par date milti rahi judge sahab par windows 10 nahi mili

December 20, 2015 2:26 pm 2:26 PM

Hehe.. yeh toh MIcrosoft ka phone kharidne se pehle sochna tha.. Main bhi line me hi hoon..

Vineet Singh
December 20, 2015 1:31 am 1:31 AM

Waiting for Windows 10 to arrive on my HTC 8X