The day has come, we can finally download Windows 10 Mobile for compatible devices.
Although it was already possible to use Windows 10 for mobile on smartphones that come pre-installed, those users with Windows Phone devices had been waiting for the promised update for several months.
Finally Microsoft has kept its word, releasing the Windows 10 Mobile update. However, not everyone will be able to change Windows Phone for Windows 10, and that is something that you will have to accept depending on the model you have.
What mobile do you need to download Windows 10 Mobile
Supported devices for upgrading to Windows 10 Mobile are as follows:
- Lumia 430
- Lumia 435
- Lumia 532
- Lumia 535
- Lumia 540
- Lumia 635 (1 GB RAM)
- Lumia 640
- Lumia 640 XL
- Lumia 735
- Lumia 830
- Lumia 930
As you see, the Lumia are the protagonists of the update, and if you did not buy a Nokia or Microsoft model, at the moment you are not lucky.
Of course, this is something that could change in the future, since this is just the initial release and Windows 10 is expected to hit more devices in the future, but at the moment Microsoft seems to favor its own models, something that is otherwise understandable considering the reduced market share of other manufacturers.
Another important detail to keep in mind is that it is possible that even if we have one of those devices, we still cannot update; that is because we depend on our operator to approve and launch the update, a process that may take a little while.
The app to upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile
So Microsoft has launched an app in the Windows Store called Update Advisor. After analyzing our device, the app will notify us if you are ready to upgrade to Windows 10, and what steps are missing if not. Finally, we will only go to Settings and update the phone.
Download Update Advisor
Windows 10 Mobile is a great evolution of Windows Phone, and not just because of the new design. The main novelty is the universal apps, that is to say, that they are the same for smartphone, tablet, computer and soon console; in this way Microsoft expects the platform to receive more apps than before.
In addition, existing official apps have been renewed or new universal versions have appeared, such as the Office one; Another great novelty are the improvements to Cortana, Microsoft’s personal assistant.
Have you been able to install Windows 10 Mobile? What did you think?