For those wondering, the Lumia 930 and Lumia Icon have been left out of the recently Windows 10 for phones build that was made available to participants of the Windows Insider Program. Microsoft’s Gabriel Aul has confirmed today that both the Lumia 930 and Icon will be supported in the next Windows 10 for phones build.
“The next build will have 930/Icon support, but it will take a little longer before it’s available,” Aul said. It sounds like we will also have to wait a bit longer to get our hands on a new Windows 10 for phones build. If you were wondering why the Lumia 930 or Icon were not supported the first time around, you can read an explanation below from Microsoft.
“Some context on why we chose these and not higher end phones like the 930/Icon or 1520: We have a feature that will be coming soon called “partition stitching” which will allow us to adjust the OS partition dynamically to create room for the install process to be able to update the OS in-place. Until this comes in, we needed devices which were configured by mobile operators with sufficiently sized OS partitions to allow the in-place upgrade, and many of the bigger phones have very tight OS partitions,” Microsoft explained.Further reading: Lumia 930, Lumia Icon, Microsoft, Windows 10, Windows 10 for phones