In what could be the end of Microsoft’s mobile platform for the consumer market, the software giant has just announced another decision which is leaving behind many of its Windows phones.
The software giant won’t be releasing the Windows 10 Creators Update for all phones running the Anniversary Update, but instead will make it exclusive to a bunch of models.
Specifically speaking, devices like Lumia 930 and the 1520, both flagships from the previous generation of Windows phones, won’t be getting the Creators Update, even though they do seem to have the hardware to run it. The Lumia 830 will not be getting the Creators update either, and only six different Lumia models will be supported by the new operating system.
ZDNet has provided the tentative list of Windows phones getting the Creators Update (the list is not yet confirmed by Microsoft, but more information should be provided in the coming weeks, as the update is scheduled to begin rolling out to phones on April 25).
Microsoft has confirmed in a statement that the Creators Update would be indeed be limited to certain phone models, but has not provided any specifics for the time being.
“Beginning this month, Microsoft will release the Creators Update for Windows 10 customers including those using Windows 10 Mobile. As has been the case with previous Windows updates, a device may not be able to receive the Creators Update if the device hardware is incompatible, lacking current drivers, or otherwise outside of the Original Equipment Manufacturer's ('OEM') support period. These devices will continue to receive security and servicing fixes according to our OS support policy. The full list of supported devices will be posted on the Product Lifecycle page soon,” the company said.
This will not be the first time when Microsoft leaves behind a part of its Windows lineup, as the release of the Windows 10 mobile was another moment when the company decided to update only half of its devices....