Windows 10 Mobile has shipped, that is if you have a new device like the Lumia 950 or 950 XL, but the wait continues for those with older Windows Phone models. Now, according to a T-Mobile Germany support forum post (via WMPU), listed as “Current releases for upcoming software updates in 2016”, it looks like some Windows Phone users will begin to see official updates to the latest operating system.
The post lists a number of Lumia devices, specifically the 950, 930, 830, 640, 640 XL, 635, and the 535 as being in line to get the 10586.29 update, which is set to begin. The updates are being rolled out gradually, so as not to “overload the servers”, but the update is listed as current as of January 4th, so T-Mobile users in Germany should be seeing Windows 10 Mobile updates for their phones soon.
Once the phones are updated, users should be able to get further updates directly from Microsoft, to bring their phones up to the current version 10586.36 and beyond. Currently, Windows Phone users can check out Windows 10 Mobile via the Windows Insider program, but no carrier has officially released the latest OS to Windows Phones until now.
What this means for Windows Phone users in other regions on other carriers still remains to be seen, but it’s good to know that the rollout is beginning.Further reading: Lumia, T-Mobile, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone