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Once again, Microsoft breaks its Windows 10 Mobile upgrade promise

This is not the first time that Microsoft’s promise to upgrade their Windows Phones has been broken.

Although they have promised that all Lumia Windows Phone 8 would be eligible for upgrade to Windows 10, they have announced something different from their original promise.

They have started rolling out Windows 10 Mobile to existing Lumia devices this week. The downside is, handsets like the Lumia 920 and Lumia 1020 will be stuck with Windows Phone 8.

Here is the full list of officially supported Lumia devices:

    Lumia 1520
    Lumia 930
    Lumia 830
    Lumia 730
    Lumia 735
    Lumia 640
    Lumia 640XL
    Lumia 635 1GB
    Lumia 636 1GB
    Lumia 638 1GB
    Lumia 540
    Lumia 535
    Lumia 532
    Lumia 435
    Lumia 430

It is not surprising that some Lumia Phones are quite old and not eligible for the upgrade, but they are also ditching the Lumia Icon and Blu’s Win JR LTE. They say that the Lumia Icon might still get upgraded, but there is no second wafe of Windows 10 Mobile upgrades for other devices. Meaning to say, Blu’s Win JR LTE is definitely off the list.

You might not have heard of the Win JR LTE, but it’s a handset that Microsoft has been promoting as a compatible Windows 10 device. Microsoft silently updated its Store page to remove a reference to “upgradeable to Windows 10 when available” for the Win JR LTE this week, and it has angered owners who purchased the phone and were promised the software upgrade.

Windows Phone fans aren’t necessarily angry at the lack of upgrade for their chosen devices, it’s more the broken promises. Windows Phone 7 handsets were never upgraded to Windows Phone 8, and Microsoft set the expectation this time that history wouldn’t repeat itself. Another broken promise is bad news for a mobile operating system that is practically dead, and once again Microsoft has angered its small but loyal base of Windows Phone users.



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