Microsoft has released its operating system, the Windows 10 Mobile, to some of its eligible devices after much delay. The software was supposed to be rolled out in December last year, but was delayed by a couple of months before finally being seeded this week. It has now emerged that Verizon's Nokia Lumia Icon, which was released in 2014 may get the software update.
Responding to a query by ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley on Twitter if Nokia Lumia Icon would get Windows 10 Mobile update, Windows Insider head Gabriel Aul said that "it is under consideration."
Microsoft has announced the roll-out of Windows 10 Mobile update to its devices, but didn't reveal the handsets that will get it, which means only a few eligible ones will receive it initially.
Here is a list of handsets that are eligible for Windows 10 Mobile update: 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 Microsoft devices that are eligible for the software update can check if the upgrade is available for your device by downloading Windows 10 Upgrade Advisor app from the Windows Store.
Microsoft released Windows 10 Mobile update to select devices on Thursday. "Today, we're pleased to begin the roll-out of Windows 10 Mobile to select Windows Phone 8.1 devices," announced Microsoft in a statement. "Consistent with our approach to the Windows 10 PC upgrade, we are focused on delivering a high quality experience for our customers."