Windows 10 Creators Update coming to a select few Windows 10 Mobile phones

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In a blog post today, Microsoft outlined the mobile update strategy for the Creators Update, as part of the newest build for Windows 10 Mobile.

We’ve talked here about the Windows 10 Creators Update and the types of improvements that it will bring to Windows 10 PCs as well as your Xbox One console, but what about Windows 10 Mobile devices? With the update rolling out in the near future, the small in number — but fiercely loyal group of — Windows 10 Mobile users may want to know if their device will get the update. Unfortunately, there’s a chance that they won’t, as Microsoft has outlined the update path for Windows 10 Mobile. A total of eleven Windows 10 Mobile phone models will receive the official Windows 10 Creators Update, though Windows Insider Program members may be able to keep the update on their unsupported phones.

In a blog post today, Microsoft outlined the mobile update strategy for the Creators Update, as part of the newest build for Windows 10 Mobile. Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 15204 is rolling out to Insiders in the Fast ring, and Dona Sarkar got to relay the bad news to some device owners. These are the only devices currently available that will officially receive the Creators Update, and anything that isn’t on that list won’t receive any further updates via the Windows Insider Development Branch.

  • HP Elite x3
  • Microsoft Lumia 550
  • Microsoft Lumia 640/640XL
  • Microsoft Lumia 650
  • Microsoft Lumia 950/950 XL
  • Alcatel IDOL 4S
  • Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL
  • SoftBank 503LV
  • VAIO Phone Biz
  • MouseComputer MADOSMA Q601
  • Trinity NuAns NEO

However, if you’re on an unsupported device and already have the Creators Update installed, you don’t have to lose it…

Windows Insiders who have devices not on this list can still keep these devices on the Windows 10 Creators Update at their own risk knowing that it’s unsupported.

That’s something at least. Microsoft understands that users with devices not on the list above will be disappointed, but after feedback from users, they felt it best to focus on newer phones, as they really weren’t providing the best experience for users on older devices anyway.

We recognize that many Insiders will be disappointed to see their device is no longer supported. We looked at feedback from our Windows Insiders and realized that we were not providing the best possible experience for our customers on many older devices. That helped us determine which devices we support for the Windows 10 Creators Update. We are continually listening to your feedback to provide the best experience for ALL of our customers.

Are you using a Windows 10 Mobile device that isn’t on the list? Are you disappointed that you won’t officially get the Windows 10 Creators Update? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

  Source: Windows Blog
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