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Existing Windows Phone 8.1 Lumia smartphones to get Windows 10 update in December

“We've recently announced that the next generation of Windows will be available later this year and it is our ambition to make an upgrade available for majority of Lumia smartphones running Windows

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Just yesterday, Microsoft took wraps off the new Lumia 950 XL and Lumia 950 smartphones running on Windows 10. The flagship duo will be available in the US and other select countries, starting next month. While these smartphones will run Windows 10 out-of-the-box, existing Lumia smartphones running on Windows Phone 8.1 are set to get Windows 10 update in December, later this year.

On Microsoft Lumia Facebook page, the company posted introduction video of Lumia 950 XL and Lumia 950. When users asked about update for existing smartphones, Microsoft commented saying that Windows 10 update will be rolled out in December.

“We’ve recently announced that the next generation of Windows will be available later this year and it is our ambition to make an upgrade available for majority of Lumia smartphones running Windows Phone 8.1. 8 GB of internal memory required,” Microsoft commented in a separate comment.

Microsoft has also listed the first line of smartphones that will get the Windows 10 in December on its Windows 10 page for Lumia smartphones. These smartphones include Lumia 430, Lumia 435, Lumia 532, Lumia 535, Lumia 540, Lumia 635 (1 GB RAM), Lumia 640, Lumia 640 XL, Lumia 735, Lumia 830, and Lumia 930. While it will be a free upgrade, features may vary from one Lumia smartphone to the other, depending on their hardware.

To get the update, Lumia smartphones must run Lumia Denim (version 8.10.14219.341) or higher before. If you want to find out whether or not your handset is up to date, you can go to Settings > About > More Information and check the OS version.

At the moment, there is no word on the older smartphones such as the highly successful Lumia 520, Lumia 720, Lumia 920, Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1520 among others. But, looking at Microsoft’s commitment to upgrading as many users to Windows 10, we should probably hear about them in the coming months.

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  • Published Date: October 7, 2015 8:21 PM IST
  • Updated Date: October 7, 2015 8:36 PM IST