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Microsoft Plans March Rollout of Windows 10 Mobile upgrade

Initially, we felt Windows 10 mobile will be dished out back in February; little did we know that the tech and consumer electronics maker isn’t completely set for the rollout of the much anticipated Windows 10 operating system upgrade that’s coming for mobiles. We may not blame the company much as February has been one of the most challenging months in recent times. Starting from the Mobile World Congress and then to the attack from game developers that it (Microsoft) is attempting to monopolize the PC gaming industry. Microsoft has finally hinted, once again, that it could release the operating system this month.

In an email sent to its partners, the company said that the legacy Lumia handset users with older versions of the operating system will still be enjoying seamless usage of their devices, and all new devices will be preloaded with the upgrade. Microsoft apologized to its partners and said it is targeting this month for the release of the upgrade. The company added that the upgrade would be released after the regular monthly service updates that it conducts on the two devices presently running the OS, the Microsoft Lumia 950 and the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL.

Unlike the earlier planned release date that was on the same day with the service update, Microsoft has planned the upgrade to come after the service update, so there is a possibility that the primary cause of the failed release has something to do with the monthly service update. Many other tech analysts are still trying to find a possible cause, but so far, Microsoft has kept mum on that.

Since the monthly update will be coming earlier, we can expect that the update will not be bundled into the upgrade; from all indications, these will be coming as two different processes.

Since this update will be sent over the air, users will need to manually initiate the upgrade, so we can expect that it will be a passive process. The company has said that all eligible devices will be getting the firmware automatically at a later date, but we are yet to affirm the specific date.

The plan to upgrade in-market Microsoft Lumias was supposed to have been pushed through by December, but the company failed to meet-up, then it internally messaged its partners that February will come with the upgrade but here we are, March is already running by; let’s just hope the company fulfills its promise soon, so we all can get a glimpse of what the upgrade to the Windows 10 mobile will look like.

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Windows 10 has been praised as the most user-friendly operating system to have graced the market from Microsoft. But many mobile users have complained that Lumia 950 had some hardware issues, well, Microsoft knows that, and I guess that’s why it released a feature-rich operating system as a complement for the hardware.

But what are some additional features that Microsoft Windows 10 upgrade will be coming with? Are there any features you could be expecting to welcome when the upgrade is finally rolled out? Well, I know you do have many, feel free to share them in the comments.



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