The latest update in the Windows ecosystem is the Creators Update. This update was initially available for those using Windows 10 on PC but is now heading to those on Windows 10 Mobile.
Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update started rolling out to those who had registered for the Windows Insiders Program but it is now rolling to all Windows 10 Mobile users worldwide. This update is available to 13 devices running Windows 10 Mobile. The 13 devices account for 60% of Windows 10 devices on the market at the moment according to AdDuplex.
By only updating 60% of the devices on the market, Microsoft is leaving out a number of devices that will clearly not be getting any future updates. For those using these devices, you will have to upgrade to a supported device or just go with Android or iOS. Windows 10 Mobile is pretty much dead at this point so migrating to Android is the smart thing to do.
With the Creators Update, users do not have to reinstall the whole OS from scratch, the update only sends out the files that contain the changes. This means that the update itself will be smaller in size. This is one of the changes Microsoft said users should expect going forward.
Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update brings some changes to the OS including improvements to the Bluetooth focused on wearables. With this, the wearables will be able to get notifications from calls and texts without implementing a hack. Besides the Bluetooth improvements, the update allows users to add custom ringtones just by dragging and dropping files into the ringtones folder.
Edge browser is also getting improvements and users will now be able to read e-books directly on the browser. The update will also improve battery life on some of the 13 devices. The 13 devices that are getting this update include.
Microsoft Lumia 550
Microsoft Lumia 640/640 XL
Microsoft Lumia 650
Microsoft Lumia 950/950 XL
Alcatel Idol 4S
Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL
HP Elite x3
VAIO Phone Biz
MouseComputer MADOSMA Q601
Trinity NuAns NEO
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What is the problem with “only 13 devices will be updated”? If you buy an Android device, try to update to the latest version after 2 year… The flagships are receiving 1 or 2 major updates and that’s all… No difference with this Windows 10 Mobile release. That should not be THE reason to change to Android.
The question is, why not upgrade the other devices, Lumia 540, 535, 720 and the likes. They have the required specs and they are good phones, some of the best selling in Kenya.Why not update them? And yes, it should be a reason to upgrade because Windows 10 Mobile is essentially dead. Another thing, Android is different because there are different manufacturers with different devices that have different specifications. Manufacturers choose not to update there devices but that does not make it right. Would you want to be stuck with an old OS, with old security patches and bugs that will not be fixed?