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Windows Phone Upgrade Advisor is “back up and running”


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Over the weekend, Windows Phone users were highly upset when Microsoft apparently killed off the Upgrade Advisor app, ending the upgrade path from Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows 10 Mobile. Now that a few days have passed, Microsoft has listened to the fans, restoring the Windows Phone Upgrade Advisor to “back up and running” condition.

As seen above, the note on the restoration of the Upgrade Advisor app was made by Microsoft watcher Joel Rushworth on Twitter. The news comes as Microsoft announced that it would be cutting back on the list of phones which support the Windows 10 Mobile version of the Creators Update.

Just as with the company’s plans with Windows Phone, it still officially remains unclear what happened to the app, why it was pulled, only to be restored it later. Dona Sarkar, though, previously explained that the choice to only support new Insider builds on a short list of phones is because Microsoft “realized that [they] were not providing the best possible experience for our customers on many older devices” and wants to “provide the best experience for ALL customers.”

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