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Windows 10 Creators Update Release Limited to 13 Devices

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Microsoft is getting ready to release the Windows 10 Creators Update to Windows computers and smartphones next week. Unfortunately, there is some bad news to this latest update. According to Microsoft's announcement today, only a small number of Windows smartphones will be receiving the official Windows 10 Creators Update support and upgrade. The number is so little that it's only available to 13 Windows smartphone devices:

  • Alcatel IDOL 4S
  • Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL
  • HP Elite x3
  • Microsoft Lumia 550
  • Microsoft Lumia 640
  • Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
  • Microsoft Lumia 650
  • Microsoft Lumia 950
  • Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
  • MouseComputer MADOSMA Q601
  • SoftBank 503LV
  • Trinity NuAns NEO
  • VAIO Phone Biz

The devices mentioned on the list are the only ones that can expect to receive official support for the Windows 10 Creators Update.

So what does this mean for Windows smartphone users  of older devices? Any device that has not been included on the list will no longer receive any future builds from Microsoft's Development Branch as included in its Windows Insiders Program.

For its part, Microsoft knows that this announcement may be upsetting for some of its Windows device users, particularly those who still use an older device. The company, however, says "we looked at feedback from our Windows Insiders and realized that we were not providing the best possible experience for our customers on many older devices. That helped us determine which devices we support for the Windows 10 Creators Update."

With Microsoft's latest announcement, individuals who are part of the Windows Insiders Program and have already received the Windows 10 Creators Update for testing yet own an unsupported device may be able to keep it running on their device. However, there Microsoft warns that these devices will be "at their own risk knowing that it is unsupported."


Source: XDA-Developers

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  1. Oooh such sad news for the 3 ppl still using Windows on their phones! lawl

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    1. Says the person still using a flip phone.

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    2. Anyone still using a WMOS phone? I heard the apps are the same as the PC version but I am hard pressed to find a user.

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  2. The only real news is that Microsoft still doesn't know when to give up and reallocate resources to what they do best.

    PCs still have a use for both productivity and leisure, and I'd be more than thrilled if they just re-invented XP instead of dabbling in mobile.

    After all, if a software company neglects or re-imagines their core offering while trying to appeal to a "broader demographic," they tend to become obsolete that much quicker.

    The core constituency of a successful enterprise will always be the most important to retain.

    Otherwise, if the "broader demographic" isn't interested in whatever changes you've made, all you've really gained is the contempt of literally everyone around you on top of a steaming pile of your own failure.

    Anyway, given the ongoing unpopularity of Windows 10 mobile, that seems to be exactly what's happening here.

    At this point only a PC-focused Windows 11 can bring MS back to the forefront of computing.

    In fact, if Windows could officially run a fully functional version Android within itself (without the need for a third party emulator and instead of competing with Android on mobile), that'd go a long way to restore its relevance in the mobile ecosystem without having to compete directly on another platform.

    Sadly, none of that will come to fruition, and this article will ultimately turn out to be the prelude of Microsoft eventually giving up on mobile altogether.

    By 2018, the number of devices they support will drop straight down to zero.

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    1. Amen. MS cannot ignore the inevitable at this point. Linux now running natively inside Win 10 is a de facto admission of UNIX/Linux' emergence as a formidable contender.

      Windows' "registry" and crappy ancient file systems are nothing more than the Chinese Kowloon Walled City. Android GUI running atop a clean Linux distro is a solid, stable and reliable platform, not withstanding Google's creepy hand in our biz.

      Nonetheless, I did give WP a good chance a couple years ago, carrying one alongside Android for months and this gave WP an opportunity to turn me off.

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  3. I gave up the day they stole Nokia. Only people I feel for are those still using Nokia-branded Windows devices. All the more reason to switch to Android now. Nokia 7, 8, and 9 with flagship-specs are on the way Q4 and will make it to the U.S. with Android Pure on board. Get ready, it'll be a bigger comeback than Surge and Hostess...

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  4. In this case, 13 devices also means the number of units sold.

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  5. The omission of the 630/635 is appalling.

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  6. Maybe SoftBank would be interested in another dead horse to burn billions on... Hey Son, here is your next guaranteed loss!

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    1. MS is too proud and rich to sell out.

      But by the time they're in trouble, there'll be no point in buying them.

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