Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
Microsoft Lumia 640 XLIBTimes India/Raymond Ronamai

Microsoft delayed the release of the Windows 10 Mobile update to its devices not by days or weeks but by months. And when the software update was finally rolled out, hordes of Lumia device owners were left disappointed.

It is not the delay in seeding of the Windows 10 Mobile update that will upset thousands of Lumia device users but because of Microsoft's decision to strike off some devices from the list of eligible handsets for the software update. The company has now said that only a handful of its devices will receive the software.

Microsoft had earlier announced that its latest operating system would be first rolled out to several Lumia devices, including the Lumia 430, before spreading to Windows 8.0-based devices. However, the Lumia 430 is not in the list of eligible devices when the software was released Thursday.

Here is the new list of devices that will receive the software: Lumia 1520, Lumia 930, Lumia 640, Lumia 640XL, Lumia 730, Lumia 735, Lumia 830, Lumia 532, Lumia 535, Lumia 540, Lumia 635 1GB, Lumia 636 1GB, Lumia 638 1GB, Lumia 430, Lumia 435, BLU Win HD w510u, BLU Win HD LTE x150q and MCJ Madosma Q501.

Owners of Windows 8.0-based devices were taken aback when not even a single handset running the older software (Windows 8.0) was seen in the list. Their fear came true when Windows Insider head Gabriel Aul told ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley on Twitter that Nokia Lumia Icon may get the Windows 10 Mobile update, but there won't be a second wave of the software update.

This means only the devices put up in the list will get the software, thus spoiling the hopes of people using Windows 8.0-based devices. Lumia device owners would be upset with Microsoft for breaking its promise.