You have been waiting for it for months and now it’s finally here. People of Microsoft village, your phones are finally being upgraded to the new Windows 10 Mobile.
There is currently a list of 18 phones which run on Windows Phone 8.1 which are being upgraded. The phones include those from Microsoft and formerly Nokia (430, 435, 532, 535, 540, 635, 636, 638, 640, 640 XL, 730, 735, 830, 930, 1520), BLU (Win HD w510u and Win HD LTE x150q) and MCJ (Madosma Q501).
There are still a few caveats with downloading the update, as you will lose a few features that may or may not come in future updates. For one, Cortana won’t be able to open apps on voice command, on open apps, messages, emails, settings, contacts and QR Codes. Notification times also won’t show missed calls or texts.
But Windows 10 also brings a plethora of new and groundbreaking features which will help make it slightly more competitive, most notable being Windows Hello, Continuum, a better Start screen, better Live Tiles, etc.
More importantly, it aligns phones with Microsoft’s universal Windows program, which means you’ll likely be getting more apps, support and updates from now on.
To download the upgrade, installing the Microsoft Update Advisor app from the Windows Store is mandatory. The app will notify you once the install it and choose the “Enable Windows 10 upgrade” option. Then you can go to Settings and check for updates under Phone Update.
Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise users will also have the ability to postpone the app. This is a few steps more than what you are used to doing but Microsoft will hope the final update will be worth it. The update might not immediately reach the users of the insider program because of teething issues, so they might have to wait a little longer. But at least the process is finally underway.