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New tool suggests Windows 10 will arrive on Lumia phones next week

Microsoft is laying the foundations for a swift roll out of the long-awaited Windows 10 Phone update for existing Lumia handsets

As reported by Neowin, the company has built a Mobile Upgrade Advisory tool, which will help users along with the process, which is expected to begin next week.

The app, which remains in internal beta right now, is similar to one outed in order to prepare Windows PCs for the upgrade.

The description the app reads: “The Windows 10 Mobile Upgrade Advisor app will tell you if your Windows 8.1 phone is eligible for upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile. It can also help free up space on your phone so you’re ready for the upgrade.”

If users do require space in order to update to Windows 10 the Advisor will recommend files that could be temporarily moved to OneDrive or an SD card. Deleting the files will also be an often.

The app was spotted on the Windows Store, but it’s not available to download yet.

See also: Why Continuum is Windows 10 Phone’s killer feature

Microsoft has been releasing public beta versions of Windows 10 since last summer, but hasn’t yet pulled the trigger on the full update.

It is already available on the new Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL and the company is also expected to launch two new Windows 10 handsets at next month’s MWC 2016 show in Barcelona.


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