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Confirmed: Windows 10 coming to all Lumias running Windows Phone 8

Published Nov 14th, 2014 4:35PM EST
Windows 10 Update for Windows Phone 8 Lumia
Image: Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft on its Lumia Twitter account confirmed that all current Windows Phone 8 devices, including Nokia Lumia and Microsoft Lumia will be upgraded to Windows 10 in the future.

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“We plan to upgrade all Windows Phone 8 devices to Windows 10 in the future,” the company said in a tweet, answering to a question whether a current Nokia Lumia model will receive Windows 10 when it launches next year.

The company seems to imply that other Windows Phone devices that already run Windows Phone 8 will be upgraded to Windows 10, not just Lumia-branded smartphones from Nokia and/or Microsoft.

On the other hand, Microsoft also made Lumia-specific comments on Twitter regarding future updates.

“There will be Windows 10 upgrades for all Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices :) And we will release new Windows 10 models in the future!” the company said a few days ago.

Even so, the company did not reveal any actual launch details for the Windows 10 update for smartphones at this time. However, it’s worth noting that Microsoft kept referring at the future mobile operating system as Windows 10 rather than Windows Phone 10.

Also important is the fact that Microsoft seems to be very interested in assuring buyers their existing devices will get future versions for Windows. Before making the jump to Windows Phone 8, Microsoft disappointed many Windows Phone 7 users by leaving them behind on the older OS version.

Chris Smith
Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.