Microsoft has been a company which has been changing several trends in the markets of technology for the past several years. There have been a large number of changes which have been made over the years, and Microsoft, which was once known for their software and OS releases, has now been tapping into the hardware space too. Microsoft’s hardware ventures consist of a large number of smartphone devices. However the smartphone division has not been going as well as they had planned, and the company has now released the Windows 10 Mobile OS for the users of their older Nokia Lumia Windows Phone devices.
The Windows 10 Mobile OS, in the past, was available only for the users of the Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, Lumia 550 and Lumia 650 devices, but has now reached millions of new users as well.
The Windows 10 Mobile OS update came out for the users of many older Nokia Lumia phones such as Lumia 1520, 930, 640, 640XL, 730, 735, 830, 532, 535, 540, 635 1GB, 636 1GB, 638 1GB, 430, 435, BLU Win HD w510u, BLU Win HD LTE x150q, and the MCJ Madosma Q501 devices.
There has been quite a controversy over this selective release as the users of other popular devices such as the Lumia 520, Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1320 are upset that their devices have not received this update. Microsoft has explained why this selective release was made in their blog, saying:
“This list includes a limited set of Windows Phone 8.1 devices and does not include some devices that are currently running Windows 10 Mobile in the Windows 10 Mobile Insider program. 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,” the company said.