Here Are the Phones Not Getting Windows Mobile 10

If there was ever a classification of the most loyal fan-base in technology around, Microsoft’s Windows Phone cult would probably take the lead above all else. These are the people who have stuck with Redmond despite seldom getting any major updates, any exclusive applications and long gulfs between product releases. The latest setback – not all existing Windows Phones will not be upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile – isn’t even that much of a surprise.

Remember, this is the same company which got its users stuck in the deep trench that was Windows Phone 7, a few years back, not upgrading to version 8. This means if you were a part of the bugged up Insider program and had spent months anticipating the next version of Windows on your phone, your months’ long struggle is rendered fruitless.

And it is not like some low-end or mid-range devices are getting left behind, either. Flagship phones of past, including the popular Lumia 920, 935 and 1020 which are arguably still more powerful than present Lumia devices are losing support here, which will be a real bummer for supporters of long who still amount to millions, a key figure for Microsoft.

From Microsoft’s point of view, it is obviously not so intelligent to support a phone from 2012, though, the excuse will likely be as dubious as Samsung’s not upgrading the original Galaxy S to Ice Cream Sandwich. Here is a list of devices which will be upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile, courtesy of The Verge:

  • Lumia 1520
  • Lumia 930
  • Lumia 830
  • Lumia 730
  • Lumia 735
  • Lumia 640
  • Lumia 640XL
  • Lumia 635 1GB
  • Lumia 636 1GB
  • Lumia 638 1GB
  • Lumia 540
  • Lumia 535
  • Lumia 532
  • Lumia 435
  • Lumia 430

Unfortunately, there won’t be a second wave of Windows 10 Mobile upgrades, as we were originally told. Microsoft has repeatedly iterated its promise of providing optimal, balanced experience across the board, especially now with its Universal Windows Platform. However, it is a shame that many people still brought these phones in hoping of more regular updates, especially after the Windows Phone 8 debacle.

It is clear that it is getting harder and harder to support Windows Phone, or Windows 10 Mobile, day after day.


  • Umair Khalid

    will continue using Insider program on 1020. Works fine for me. although MS has announced that only the W10 supported devices will be getting insider builds from now on.

  • Masood Akhtar

    I updated my Nokia Lumia 925 to Windows 10 but the same is not listed above.

  • Azeem Waqar

    I was Loyal user of Lumia…….But at last i want to say as don’t buy any lumia phones….their is nothing in it comparing andriod or ios…lack of apps….low standard of apps which are available like fb, fb messenger, instagram……..and Yes Microsoft will not fulfill their promises…

    • Abdullah

      Some devices will not run win 10 smoothly and i agreed with ms and as far as apss are concerned officials are coming soon instagram released thier official app for windows 10 phone but it is in beta

      • Azeem Waqar

        It is in bete version since 2-3 years i think

  • Sikandar

    I have updated my Lumia 540 to windows 10 mobile !! I am using windows phone from last 4 years and I have been in love with windows OS. I tell u guys .. Windows 10 mobile experience is the sweetest of all I’ve ever used !! Microsoft have rather increased my loyalty and love for them with this great effort of launching windows 10 .. Now I am planning to spend money for Lumia 950 !! Best of luck Microsoft