Microsoft already revealed the initial list of devices which will get Windows 10 Mobile when it launches later this year. Previously, the Redmond giant mentioned that all existing devices will get the new Windows 10 Mobile operating system, but it seems that may not be the case.
Microsoft is still working on the upcoming Windows 10 Mobile operating system, and it still is a few weeks away. However, it seems the company has started making changes to promote the upcoming operating system. As spotted by WMPU, Microsoft has added a list of phones on its website and marked them as “Windows 10 Ready Phones” in the store. We did a check on the UK an US store as well, and the list is present for both locations, listing all the compatible handsets.
Microsoft Store US lists five handsets: AT&T Lumia 640 XL, AT&T Lumia 640, Verizon Lumia 735, Lumia 635 (unlocked) and Sprint Lumia 635. Some of the T-Mobile handsets are missing from the list which is a little strange, but lets hope that Microsoft will not let go of T-Mobile users who are using any Lumia handset.
The list of devices for UK is a little extensive and includes 10 devices as reported a few weeks back. The list of devices mentioned in the UK includes Lumia 640 XL, Lumia 640, Lumia 830, Lumia 735, and a few more. You can check out the complete list here.
It’s also worth mentioning that Microsoft UK is still selling devices which are not mentioned on the Windows 10 Ready Phones page. A similar case appears in the Microsoft US store where there are many devices which are not present in the Windows 10 Ready list.
If this is the list of handsets which will get the new operating system, it will be disappointing for many users. Microsoft published the minimum requirements for Windows 10 Mobile devices in July. That may be a greater indicator of which devices will be supported but at this point Microsoft has not been specific. We’ll update you as soon as we hear anything more about the roll out of Windows 10 Mobile for existing handsets.Further reading: Microsoft, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone