After launching its first non-Nokia Lumia device, Microsoft has started rolling out the much anticipated Windows 10 Mobile update over the air to some devices in the last few days. This move has started creating tension and confusion in some quarters on whether this software was already released or if this was just a test run. With this move, it is also likely that Microsoft plans to send the software to Lumia devices before it starts the actual roll-out, maybe it’s doing that in a bid to see how compatible the software will be with the Lumia devices.
Reports that were going round earlier was that T-Mobile had released the Windows 10 Mobile to the Lumia 640 that comes with a 4G connectivity in Poland before another report stated that the Lumia 535 in Latin America has also received the update. Microsoft hasn’t really announced that it will be rolling out its Windows 10 Mobile update to its Lumia devices but it gave hints on the list of handsets that would be getting the update. Microsoft didn’t give any information on the rumored software rollout to the Lumia 535 and the Lumia 640, so it’s possible that the news going round may not be the fact as Microsoft may not have sent the new software to these devices yet.
But the fact that Microsoft hasn’t rolled out the much anticipated update to its devices doesn’t mean it isn’t about to do that though, Lumia Help hinted on twitter that the software would be available to its devices any time from now. Microsoft is reported to be working on an app called Upgrade Adviser which will be used to check if your device is eligible for a Windows 10 Mobile update.
The Windows 10 Mobile Upgrade Adviser will tell you if your Windows 8.1 phone is eligible for an upgrade to a Windows 10 Mobile and it will also free some space on your phone to make it ready for the update. In a bid to make space on your Mobile devices, the app will recommend files that you can move to OneDrive and those that you can move to an SD card. If you choose to move files to OneDrive, you may personally have to restore the files back to your phone after the upgrade is done. The app can only be used after it gets released as Microsoft thinks the app should be released only after the Windows 10 Mobile update is available to all. Many tech enthusiasts have said it would be better if the app was released before the Windows 10 Mobile, which will make it easy and fast for people to make the update as soon as the new software arrives.
Microsoft hasn’t announced the update yet, but it is possible that it will arrive very soon. The software which was supposed to be released by the end of 2015 but was postponed is now expected to be rolled out this month. Although the circumstances leading to the postponement wasn’t known, Microsoft is becoming more open with the software now than it was back in December.
Lumia 430, Lumia 532, Lumia 535, Lumia 540, Lumia 640, Lumia 640 Xl, Lumia 735, Lumia 830 and Lumia 930 are some of the devices that could be getting the update first, and Microsoft says it will then be giving consideration to the other Windows 8.0-based phones.