At its Windows 10 device event in New York, Microsoft unveiled new Lumia phones, a new Surface Book, and a revamped Surface Pro 4 tablet. The software giant said the new Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL will start shipping with Windows 10 Mobile next month. For about a month, the new phones will be only to way to experience Windows 10 on mobile.
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Windows 10 mobile to need at least 8GB of storage
The newly announced Lumia flagship duo bring features like support for Continuum and Windows Hello. Microsoft has revealed that existing Lumia devices will start receiving Windows 10 Mobile updates in December. The company did not specify a precise release date. The Redmond-based company revealed the information while responding to a query on its official Lumia Facebook page.
In a separate comment, the software giant said, “It is our ambition to make an upgrade available for majority of Lumia phones running Windows Phone 8.1.” However, Microsoft said Windows 10 Mobile will require at least 8GB of internal storage for update. That means users of phones like Lumia 530 are out of luck. How long the rollout process takes will depend on Microsoft as well as carriers.
Not every device will support Windows 10 features
Moreover, only devices running Lumia Denim will get the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade, according to Microsoft. Not all devices will support all the Windows 10 features. The new Lumia 950 and 950XL can work as full-on desktop computers by attaching them to a keyboard, mouse and monitor. The 950XL comes with an octa-core processor while Lumia 950 features a hexa-core chipset. Both devices boast of a 20-megapixel main camera with PureView technology.
Microsoft has also unveiled a thin and powerful Surface Book laptop, which the company claims is twice as fast as MacBook Pro. Windows 10 has been well received by desktop and tablet users. The Redmond-based company claims that more than 110 million devices are already running its latest OS. Microsoft aims to put Windows 10 on at least one billion devices within three years.