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Windows 10 Mobile rollout not as wide as hoped

Windows 10 Mobile is finally rolling out to older Lumia handsets, but list of supported devices is disappointingly short.

As predicted earlier in the month, Microsoft has started supplying the Windows 10 Mobile update to older Windows Phone 8.1 handsets.

However, many users of older handsets have been left out in the cold. Microsoft has supplied a list of supported devices, and there are some fairly major omissions.

There’s no space for the Lumia 1020, for example, nor the Lumia 1320 or the Lumia 920. Older phones, yes, but all appear to have the requisite 8GB of storage and 1GB of RAM.

Also ditched, intriguingly, is the Lumia Icon. This may be unfamiliar to European readers, but it’s essentially a US network version of the Lumia 930.

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One Microsoft executive has revealed that the Icon is “being considered,” but you have to wonder why. Also, there’s this news from the Windows Insider Program Twitter account:


In other words, the above list is final. As WinBeta points out, one stat suggests that 50 percent of older Windows Phone users won’t be seeing Windows 10 Mobile on their devices, through one reason or other.

Which side of the Windows Phone 8.1 cut are you? Let us know what you think of Microsoft’s Windows 10 Mobile rollout in the comments.

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