Windows 10 Mobile release date towards the end of February: latest update
This is now final. Microsoft has finally accepted that Windows 10 Mobile release for existing Lumia handsets has been delayed. After initial rounds of rumors regarding delays in the launch of the new operating system for mobile delays, it is now official.
So a few weeks delay is now an open secret. Reports suggest that the Redmond based tech giant will be launching Windows 10 Mobile version for older Lumia handsets towards the end of February. So you will have to endure the wait for another month or so.
Though the tech giant hasnâ€™t made a public announcement, reports suggest that Microsoft has shared the details of the delay by email with the company’s partners. The same email also mentions that the rollout will now happen sometime in February. At the same time, Microsoft has also delayed the second scheduled monthly service update for its flagship Lumia 950 and 950 XL phones . Both the phones had received the first update in December 2015. Windows 10 Mobile, which is Microsoft’s next-generation operating system, is not ready yet for a wider rollout suggests the report. As such, both the service update (for Lumia 950 and 950 XL) and legacy handset (Windows 8 and Windows 8.1) upgrade will now happen in early to mid February.
In the meantime Windows 10 Mobile was said to rollout for Windows 8 (and Windows 8.1) phones back in December. Microsoft had then said it would rollout the update in early 2016, possibly hinting at a January time frame. Then again, that did not happen. The update is now expected to be pushed out in February.Â Â Windows 10 aspires to become the one OS to rule them all by offering a seamless experience across devices, namely PCs/laptops, phones and tablets. Windows 10 Mobile is just one part of it. Emphasis is on Universal apps that are basically apps scaled up (and down) to fit different device form factors.