Windows 10 Release Date and Editions: Microsoft Reveals Wide Range Of Devices To Run The New OS
Windows 10 Release Date and Editions: Microsoft Reveals Wide Range Of Devices To Run The New OSMicrosoft Windows' official press release

In March 2015, Microsoft released Windows 10 Mobile technical preview update to 36 Lumia series smartphones. Now, exactly a year after the announcement, the company finally began deploying the public version of the Windows 10 Mobile update.

Sadly most of the devices, which received preview OS version, have reportedly been left out by the company.

Read more: List of devices which received Windows 10 technical preview update

[Note: Lumia 1520, 930, 640, 640XL, 730, 735, 830, 532, 535, 540, 635 1GB, 636 1GB, 638 1GB, 430, 435, BLU Win HD w510u, BLU Win HD LTE x150q and MCJ Madosma Q501 are the only devices confirmed to get Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile update. More information, HERE]

Among the 36 devices, only half the handsets are receiving the update. Many were surprised why top-end phones such as Lumia 1020, 925 and 920 are missing from the list. Initially, fans thought this to be phase-1 of the roll-out process and the company will begin the phase -2 a little later.

Some optimistic fans tried asking Microsoft's official OS developer team -- Windows Insider -- on Twitter, when they are planning to commence the second wave of software release. To that, they replied that Microsoft has no plans as such.

Microsoft ditches Windows 10 Mobile update release to select Lumia phonesWindows Insider via Twitter

On being asked why the company took such a drastic decision, Windows Insider team said the aforementioned devices failed to meet the quality and performance expectations during the testing and hence they were left out of the update release program.

Gabriel Aul (‎@GabeAul) via Twitter

On the bright side, Gabriel Aul, corporate vice president, Engineering Systems Team (Microsoft's Windows), while replying to a fan on Twitter, revealed that the company will try to work on Lumia Icon (Verizon Wireless) so that it gets Windows10 Mobile update, reported MS Power User.

Watch this space for more updates.

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