Microsoft wants majority of Lumia phones to get Windows 10

Microsoft has gone into more detail on its plans to bring the Windows 10 operating system to Lumia devices running the current Windows Phone software.

Speaking to Lumia Conversations, Microsoft’s Chris Weber says the Windows 10 OS has been designed to run well on Lumia phones already out there in the market place.

Webber says the majority of the ‘today’s devices, like the Lumia 435, Lumia 735 and Lumia 930, currently running Windows Phone and Windows Phone 8.1 will get the Windows 10 OS.

However, he also warned that for some handsets the current hardware won’t allow support for every  Windows 10 features, while suggesting the next generation of handsets could see the software really come into its own.

The Corporate Vice President of Sales for the Microsoft Mobile Devices group said: “We’re making it as easy as possible to get Windows 10. Windows 10 has been designed to run well on today’s Lumia phones. Like any upgrade to a new platform, not every phone will upgrade or support all possible Windows 10 features, and certain features and experiences will require more advanced future hardware.

“Our goal is for the majority of the Lumia phones running Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 to join the Windows ecosystem along with an expected hundreds of millions of PCs, tablets and other devices running the next generation of Windows.”

Read more: Windows 10 Phone features: What you need to know

He added: “Our goal is that when you use a Lumia phone, work on a Surface tablet, play on the Xbox console, or collaborate with Surface Hub, you’ll enjoy the rich, beautiful experience of Windows and achieve more than you ever thought you could.”

Are you more inclined to embrace a Microsoft-based smartphone following the Windows 10 developments this week? Is the universal Windows 10 app ecosystem what you’ve been waiting for? Share your thoughts below.

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