Windows 10 updates: Mobile update for Lumia devices expected within March


Users of the older Lumia devices are waiting for the Windows 10 update for quite some time now, after being pushed back for months. However, their wait may not be for long now, as there is buzz that Microsoft will launch the update for the qualified older Lumia devices within this month.

Venture Beat reportedly saw an email exchange with a partner indicating that the company is eyeing to release the Windows 10 update for the older Lumia phones within March. This comes after Microsoft has supported and regularly updated the newest operating system for Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL.

The same report also revealed that the initial operating system update will be manual on the perspective of Microsoft, meaning users will have to trigger it manually from their end to get Windows 10. After which, the company will initiate an automatic update but within a still unspecified time.

The Windows 10 update will be coming to devices that are ready with a Windows 8 operating system, initially for devices such as Lumia 630, Lumia 635, Lumia 640, Lumia 745, and Lumia 830. After which, it is expected to rollout for other older smartphones such as Lumia 520, Lumia 625, Lumia 720, Lumia 820, Lumia 920, Lumia 930, and Lumia 1320, to name some.

The newest operating system is expected to boost the performance of the handsets, including interactive notifications, full start screen, the action center, an improved speech-to text feature, and even an enhanced photo application. At the same time, it is also expected to keep the familiar feel from the Windows 8, such that users will not be very alienated with its usage. Most importantly, it is expected to run seamlessly in different platforms using the same operating system such as the PC and tablet.

The Windows 10 rollout was initially expected to be launched last December. After which, it was moved to February.