Windows 10 powering 270M devices; anniversary update coming for free
[Representational Image] Microsoft reveals Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary update release details, retracts. In Picture:Microsoft delegates take a selfie photograph during the launch of the Windows 10 operating system in Kenya's capital Nairobi, July 29, 2015. Microsoft Corp's launch of its first new operating system in almost three years, designed to work across laptops, desktop and smartphones, won mostly positive reviews for its user-friendly and feature-packed interface.REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Microsoft released the much awaited Windows 10 Anniversary update to all eligible Windows PCs on Wednesday. In the press release, the American software giant, without specifying the actual date, announced that it would also deploy the update for Windows 10 mobile phones in coming weeks.

Some impatient Windows phone users took to Twitter to directly ask the company for the official release details. Surprisingly, the regional mobile arm of Microsoft, Lumia India, revealed that the company will commence roll-out process Aug. 9 onwards.

"@VinayRavipati Thanks for reaching out! For mobile, it will be available on August 9, 2016. If you have any queries, we'll be here for you!, " Lumia India tweeted back(courtesy, Windows Latest)

But for reasons unknown, the tweet was later deleted, leaving fans fuming. We are not sure why Microsoft Lumia India retracted the Twitter message, but it is widely reported that the update release might get delayed.

That being said, Windows OS-powered phone users need not worry as the Anniversary update is certain to be released by the end of August or early September via OTA (Over-The-Air).

List of Microsoft devices eligible for Windows 10 Mobile update include Lumia 1520, Lumia 930, Lumia 830, Lumia 735, Lumia 730, Lumia 640 XL, Lumia 640, Lumia 635 (1 GB RAM), Lumia 540, Lumia 535, Lumia 532, Lumia 435 and Lumia 430.

Also read: Microsoft releases Windows 10 Anniversary update [How to install in three simple steps]

Watch this space for more updates.

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