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    News - Microsoft promises Windows 10 upgrade for all WP8 Lumias

    Update to mobile Windows 10 operating system should arrive in mid-2015.
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    Re: News - Microsoft promises Windows 10 upgrade for all WP8 Lumias

    Nice to know my aging 520 will still be updated, a far call form what budget andriod phones get.

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    Re: News - Microsoft promises Windows 10 upgrade for all WP8 Lumias

    Impressive support from Microsoft on Mobile. Hoping they may extend this free upgrade to Windows 8/8.1 users on desktops too =) I have heard rumours about it, but will believe it when it actually happens =)

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    Re: News - Microsoft promises Windows 10 upgrade for all WP8 Lumias

    Thus Microsoft has officially confirmed that "there will be Windows 10 upgrades for all Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices" in a public Tweet. ... The first handsets running Windows Phone 8 were released as far back as September 2012 yet even the cheapest entry-level handsets, such as the Lumia 520, will be in line to receive an OS update.
    The cynic in me would jump on the lack of mention of the word "Nokia" to mean that this announcement only applies to the just-announced Microsoft Lumia's - but I hope I'm being stupidly cynical and it's just shorthand for all Lumias. The optimist would wonder - loudly - how come Microsoft can support devices over 24 months old, yet an Android phone of similar vintage is going to be left out in the cold. I mean the equivalent is like saying that the Galaxy S3 is going to get Android L! (which would be nice).

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    Re: News - Microsoft promises Windows 10 upgrade for all WP8 Lumias

    Having the update available and your phone still being usable arent the same thing though.

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    Re: News - Microsoft promises Windows 10 upgrade for all WP8 Lumias

    Impressive that my humble Lumia 620 will be getting this. Microsoft are getting pretty assertive with Windows 10.

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    Re: News - Microsoft promises Windows 10 upgrade for all WP8 Lumias

    Say what you like about Windows Phone, they have at least made a concerted effort to keep up a steady stream of updates to as many people as possible. I've had my Lumia 830 for nearly two years and the OS is vastly superior now to when I got the phone, and it looks like the updates are going to keep on coming - so I'm a happy customer
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    Re: News - Microsoft promises Windows 10 upgrade for all WP8 Lumias

    Quote Originally Posted by BobF64 View Post
    Having the update available and your phone still being usable arent the same thing though.
    I will say from the current performance of my 520 vs my nephews 1020 (ie they runs as slick as each other) if 10 is as slick on the top end devices it will just fine on the bottom end devices.

    Of course I can't confirm this but this is the reason I went windows in the first place as the budget models aren't hobbled in normal use.

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    Re: News - Microsoft promises Windows 10 upgrade for all WP8 Lumias

    Quote Originally Posted by BobF64 View Post
    Having the update available and your phone still being usable arent the same thing though.
    All the previous updates have made it run faster if anything.

    Given how Windows Phone runs so smoothly, I wouldn't worry at all.

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    Re: News - Microsoft promises Windows 10 upgrade for all WP8 Lumias

    I'd argue that they only stated Lumia and not Nokia Lumia or Microsoft Lumia because it covers both of them. But only time will tell, fingers crossed though!

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    Re: News - Microsoft promises Windows 10 upgrade for all WP8 Lumias

    I have a 620 that i basically gave up with because it's locked to Vodaphone. When i researched unlocking the Nokia Lumia's, it always seemed like a right hassle to do.

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    Re: News - Microsoft promises Windows 10 upgrade for all WP8 Lumias

    Well I was holding of buying a 1520 because I though it would get left in the dark by Microsoft - Off I go to the shop (or online)

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    Re: News - Microsoft promises Windows 10 upgrade for all WP8 Lumias

    Going out phone shopping with the Mrs later, she has been very happy with her 710 for the past couple of years, but a change of network and some cheap Nokia deals make it worth an upgrade. I have always been impressed with Lumia phones, especially the OS.

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    Re: News - Microsoft promises Windows 10 upgrade for all WP8 Lumias

    I have a Windows 8.1 PC.

    I have a Windows Phone 8.1 Lumia (two in fact).

    I am looking at installing the Windows 10 Preview on my PC.

    I hadn't yet connected the dots to think about what would happen to my Lumia, given that Windows 10 is still in Preview and I just wanted to have a play with it, but now that the topic has come up I find it reassuring and I'm pleased to read about this.

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    Re: News - Microsoft promises Windows 10 upgrade for all WP8 Lumias

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    All the previous updates have made it run faster if anything.
    Oh, I'm not worried yet. And its not performance alone that becomes an issue over time, its features, particularly hardware related ones.

    Of course, unlike the cesspool of Android, Windows phones are at least fairly similar and limited on what features they can randomly add.

    I'd think it would probably be more of an issue for the 512MB phones, especially given how some games and apps havent worked on them in the past.

    But at least theyre supporting them, my 925 will probably the phone ive kept the longest and still had updates.

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    Re: News - Microsoft promises Windows 10 upgrade for all WP8 Lumias

    I hope they update the 1020 and fix the slow camera issues

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