Microsoft Blocks Windows 10 on Unsupported Windows Phone

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Just after Microsoft announced the official Windows 10 upgrade, back in March. The company took everyone by surprise and announced only some of the models will be supported despite the fact that previous statements that the whole Windows Phone lineup would get the new OS.

For users that will lose out due to Microsoft's decision, have only one option to get a little joy from this OS, which is to enroll in the Windows Insider program and start getting 10586 preview builds.

 As Microsoft is preparing to launch the Anniversary Update for all Windows 10 users. It is obvious the company clearly wants to go forward only with devices that can actually run Windows 10 Mobile. "As Windows 10 delivers significant new innovations, many older devices are not able to successfully upgrade without an impact on the customer experience. Our goal is to only offer the Windows 10 upgrade to devices that we are confident can continue to deliver a good customer experience.” Stated by Redmond, while talking on its decision to leave behind nearly half of its device lineup.

Only about 12 percent of phones in the Windows ecosystem are running Windows 10 Mobile, while nearly 79 percent are still on Windows Phone. Microsoft doesn’t seem to be bothered by these statistics in any way, so the changes planned to the insider rings, with the Anniversary Update perfectly align with the company’s strategy of offering the new OS only on devices that fully support it. 

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