As predicted, Microsoft today announced the launch of Windows 10 Mobile on existing and legacy Lumia devices.
Windows 10 Mobile will be available on the following Microsoft and Nokia devices that came to Canada:
- Lumia 435
- Lumia 635 (1GB variant)
- Lumia 640
- Lumia 640 XL
- Lumia 830
The full list of supported devices can be found on Microsoft’s website.
To help make the update process as painless as possible, Microsoft has also launched a special upgrade advisor, available starting today on the Windows Store. Much like the upgrade advisor Microsoft launched on PCs and tablets ahead of the release of Windows 10, the app will inform users when their upgrade is ready — some carriers still need to sign off on the update.
Once the update is installed, expect to see redesigned Office and Outlook apps, as well a Cortana that more closely adheres to her desktop counterpart. More importantly, Windows 10 Mobile adds access to Universal Apps, which Microsoft hopes will address the shortage of compelling apps found on Windows Phone 8.1.