The mobile version of the latest Windows 10 has been taking its merry time to make it onto smartphones. With no news from Microsoft and only rumors to base our hopes and beliefs on, everyone who owns a Windows phone such as the Lumia series, for example, is holding their breath from a little piece of news. In spite of being nothing more than a few rumors – albeit rather believable – it would appear there is a chance that the Windows 10 Mobile update will be made available come March 17th, this Thursday.
This information comes from Windows Blog Italia, an Italian website that has a reputation to have owned legitimate information on a few past accounts. That alone would surely not make for a believable enough story, but there are some other hints that this could finally be the week Windows 10 makes it to mobile.
Those who keep up with the news may recall that earlier this month, at the beginning of March to be exact, the carrier Vodafone Italy had made a rather puzzling announcement saying that Windows 10 Mobile was going to be released between March 7th and March 13th. However, to the disappointment of the public, that did not happen and was soon forgotten. While this turned out to be a false alarm, there is obviously something in the works to bring Windows 10 Mobile soon, even if it gets delayed a small amount from the original announcement.
And there’s little reason for it not to be released soon. We’ve already seen the Windows 10 Mobile under its last build – 10568.164 – as it was released on phones such as Lumia 550, Lumia 650, Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL as preinstalled. So that can only mean that the build in question is the final one and ready to be deployed on other Windows-based phones in the near future.
However, Microsoft doesn’t seem to be prone to release any official statement regarding the update. Other sources, however, suggest that they have contacted Microsoft the week prior and managed to draw out only the very ambiguous “the Windows 10 Mobile update will be available early this year” reply, along with the announcement that it will reveal a complete list of eligible devices beforehand.
Lastly, there is news stating that the update will come to Windows Phone 8.1 devices ‘passively’ meaning that you won’t necessarily be seeing the new update blaring out notifications that it’s ready for installing. Instead, you may want to check for it manually in the first phases of being pushed to compatible devices.
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