Microsoft pledges to upgrade all Windows Phone 8 Lumias to Windows 10

By Scorpus ยท 6 replies
Nov 14, 2014
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  1. Responding to a customer's question about the future of Windows Phone device updates, Microsoft has pledged to update all current Lumia handsets running Windows Phone 8 to Windows 10 when the operating system is released next year.

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  2. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,285   +243

    In so far as the Philippines is concerned, this is almost meaningless as the cheapest microsoft/nokia windows phone is still 'expensive' at more than 150$ u.s. equivalent.
    cheap android 4.x smartphones can be purchased for around 80$ u.s. (around 3500php-4000php Philippine peso).
    as a result, only a very few individuals have windows phones compared to hordes of android smartphone users.
    if windows smartphones are available at more affordable price points, then many would rejoice at the news of free upgrade to windows phone 10..

    (the drawback of old windows phone 7 as it cannot be updated to 8 is just like old froyo and gingerbread android smartphones which cannot be upgraded to android 4.x or 5.x.)
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Great news for WP users. Although I don't use it and was planning on selling it I still have a barely touched Lumia 520 boxed away in a closet but I think I'll hang onto it now, wait for the upgrade, check it out then offload it.
    I wish Google would control ALL the Android updates, not manufacturers but that's just pie in the sky.
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,477   +126

    Yeah so my Windows 8.1 Nokia Lumia smart phone will get upgraded to Windows 10. Cool.
  5. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,477   +126

    I have the 520 with a nice low plan from AT&T, nice phone. I was thinking of going with larger model. I'll wait for prices to drop more. But 520 can block calls I don't want easy by name or number or both. They can't even ring me. The Beta Cortana is fun to use. I ask her what's the weather for today or next week. Will there be rain. She'll say not likely!
    Skidmarksdeluxe likes this.
  6. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,286   +903

    I'm even more inclined to try them out now, good to know.
  7. How about upgrading my Verizon Icon to 8.1 first...

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