The wait for Lumia fans is over: From now on Windows 10 as an upgrade for many older models ready. On which phones it comes from and how the update works reveals ULTIMATE-TECH-NEWS.
Months after the free update of Windows 10 on the PC is finally the mobile version of Windows 10 as an upgrade for Windows smartphones Windows smartphone ready: As in rumors about by leaks scattered, has the great Lumia update to Windows 10 mobile now begun. Which Lumia models in which update this wave are, refer to the article and the overview table below.
How the update
The process is time consuming ähniich like the move to Windows 10 on PC. Unlike smaller updates is not enough, in the settings on the menu item Cell Update typing or waiting for an automatic installation. To avoid potential problems such as insufficient disk space in advance, Microsoft requires first installing an app that checks whether the smartphone is suitable: Download the Application Upgrade Advisor from Microsoft app store via this link or the search down. Start the app and follow the instructions on the screen. Only then will call you in the settings menu item Cell Update and download the update. Special feature: After a successful first phone update you need to do this a second time, to the very latest update also (as of MARCH 18: Version 10586.164) download. Detailed instructions for the update can be found in the photo gallery at the bottom of the article.
Which devices get Windows 10 mobile?
Is pre-installed Windows 10 mobile already on Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, Lumia 650 and Lumia 550 Basically are more or less all smartphones -. Currently running with Windows Phone 8.1 – be suitable for upgrade to Windows 10. However, this should have at least 2 gigabytes (GB) of free internal memory and 1 GB of memory available. The Upate carried out in several waves. According to Microsoft’s update information Microsoft’s update business details all newer Lumia models in the vintage 2015 with at least 1 GB RAM and 8 GB of internal memory are initially: Lumia 435 , Lumia 532 , Lumia 535 , Lumia 540 ,Lumia 635 (only the newer devices version 1 GB of RAM), Lumia 640 , Lumia 640 XL ,Lumia 730 , Lumia 735 , Lumia 830 and Lumia 930 and Lumia 1520 . There are also some Lumia models not sold in Germany as well as devices from other manufacturers as Blu WinHD w510u, Blu Win HD LTE x150q and MCJ Madosma Q501. For the Lumia 630 (0.5 GB RAM) at least Vodafone Australia has recently upgraded to Windows 10 mobile excluded . Rumor will be the Lumia models 520, 625 , 720 , 820 , 920 , 925 , 1020 and1320 provide in the second update shaft. Equipment of 20 series with old processor and enough memory (512MB) also run under Windows 10 yet much slower than with the sophisticated Windows Phone 8.1. Another special case: The update at the Lumia 530 is carried out, if at all, probably because the internal memory is only 4 gigabytes in size only via PC. Click through the photo gallery, to look at the first Lumia smartphones with Windows 10 update. For a quick overview of all the devices you use the table.
play Windows 10 itself: For the impatient
Even after the completion of Windows 10 mobile it may take until the update for their own phone model officially ready – even the Provider delays the update may partly for months. Tips for impatient with a penchant for risk: Those who with his Microsoft ID when insider.windows.com logs, invites using the Windows Insider app the current development version of Windows 10 mobile even without official release to the mobile phone. Warning: Anyone interested in a halfway stable version, while the update channel needs to start the Windows Insider app Insider Release Preview choose.Essentially, this software version is identical to the Windows 10-mobile version installed on official sale devices, but in principle it can still cause problems with development versions. Choosing the Update Channel Insider Fast obtained depending on the smartphone model already more experimental beta versions of the next major Windows updates Red stone.
Are there any disadvantages by the update?
Absolutely. While Windows 10 is modern, provides more professional office apps and some useful new features, such as a dictation function with voice recognition, a built-in flashlight or the option to keep the navi map data on the memory card. However, the operation is partly a little complex, very similar to the PC and reminds partly on Android.Also missing some essential commands: To be individual contact entries not all related emails, SMS and listed more (this function will in future but return). Cortana no longer searched local content on the device. Outlook can not open .eml attachments and also manage any tasks. In addition, automatic updates in the store are not yet as smoothly as Windows Phone 8.1. Part you need to initiate a download manually several times. Some old programs provides Microsoft after the update also not for download, such as theLumia Camera , which is superseded by the camera app. Especially the 41-megapixel phones Lumia 1020 users are missing may in the new camera app some functions, therefore Microsoft provides specifically for the Lumia 1020 and Windows 10 mobile its own version of the Lumia Camera app ready. Basically, if something goes wrong, can be with the Windows Device Recovery Tool ( here to download new play) the latest official software again – but then with data loss. According to some user reports help such a clean boot too, the operating system should run rough after update.
Fans of Here Maps should wait
Fans of the popular Navi apps Here Maps, Here Drive + and Here Transit should probably wait with upgrading to Windows 10 to for the next big holiday: Because Windows 10 does Here apps only until June 30, 2016 , under Windows Phone 8.1 any longer (but without upgrades). Who dares the update to Windows 10, but does not have to do without a navigation app: As an alternative, the pre-loaded maps app of Windows 10 provides that also offers voice navigation in the car and also virtually identical to Windows 10 PCs is available , These maps app combines the functions of Here Maps and Here Drive + under a surface, however, is the search for POIs currently even worse than in Here Drive or even in Google Maps.
With Windows 10 updates faster
A principal advantage of Windows 10 are future updates: While the switch from Windows Phone 8.1 on Windows 10 mobile is connected to a long wait, updates come quickly to new Windows 10 versions. Because Windows is 10 mobile only on the smartphone, get updates directly from Microsoft, and without blockage by providers on device. Sometimes even the same time as Windows 10 updates on the PC. As long as it’s all about apps or the operating system itself, Microsoft is here Updates future directly ready. Only for firmware updates, the provider still speaks with a word.