So today Microsoft has announced that the over the air rollout of Windows 10 Mobile has started.
Is anyone there left on the platform to receive the update?
The list of devices seems to have been expanded slightly but it still remains shorter than the promise of all devices running Windows Phone 8.1.
How does this work for Microsoft – as usual people are disappointed with the upgrade efforts and that their devices are left out in the cold despite assurances that upgrades would be available. The option of running the Windows Insider version of Windows 10 Mobile is still an option for most but anyone wanting to be on the bleeding edge is again, thanks to Microsoft, left out in the cold as latest builds are left for the 950/950XL owners. With the most popular (according to AdDuplex) still being the Lumia 520 Microsoft is going to hard it find to get an uptick in Windows 10 upgrades when it does not support the device on this platform.
The supported handsets so far are reported as:
Lumia 635 1GB
Lumia 636 1GB
Lumia 638 1GB
BLU Win HD w510u,
BLU Win HD LTE x150q,
MCJ Madosma Q501
Microsoft seems to be continually shooting itself in the foot with Windows 10 Mobile, failed upgrade promises, delayed release and still not up to par performance on what are meant to be supported handsets. Cortana has never been the same since her 8.1 debut, she is slower to load, responds slower and in my experience seems less accurate with speech recognition and dictation.
What do you think the future of Windows Mobile 10 is? Can it sit as a 3rd place OS next to iOS and Android? Can a new rumored Surface Phone really bring people to the platform or maybe additional partners can drum up support?
While using Windows Mobile 10 can be a pleasurable experience compared to iOS and Android it is severely lacking in support, applications and a reason for anyone to consider switching from the mainstream.