A week ago, Microsoft started to roll out the Fall Creators Update to all Windows 10 PCs, starting with PCs which the company believes will have the best update experience. The company had yet to say when the Windows 10 Mobile users could expect to receive the update, but Microsoft’s Brandon Leblanc revealed on Twitter yesterday that the Fall Creators Update has actually started to roll out, in Finland on October 17. Everyone else with eligible devices should now start seeing the update this week:
The Fall Creators Update for Mobile began rolling out on Oct. 17th starting with Finland. Open market devices start getting it this week.
— Brandon LeBlanc (@brandonleblanc) October 23, 2017
As a reminder, The Windows 10 Mobile Fall Creators Update, which should appear in Windows Update as the build 15254.1, will only be available for select handsets including the HP Elite x3, the Alcatel Idol 4S, the fifth generation Lumias plus a couple of less known devices. The Lumia 640 and 640XL, released in March 2015 are now unsupported, though owners of these handsets can still get the update by joining the Windows Insider program, for now.
Overall, the Fall Creators Update for Mobile only brings a new Portrait Mode for Continuum, new security features as well as various fixes and improvements. It's definitely not a major update, but at this point it's probably better than nothing. Earlier this month, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore shared that Windows 10 Mobile was now pretty much in maintenance mode. "We'll continue to support the platform with bug fixes and security updates, but building new features and hardware aren't the focus," explained the exec.