Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




443 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 80


Topic # 179201 31-Aug-2015 09:26
Send private message

As per subject line:

http://news.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-mobile-will-not-run-windows-phone-8-8-1-handsets-79866/

Create new topic
2090 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 848


  Reply # 1376884 31-Aug-2015 09:45
Send private message

how many windows phones are under 8GB?

1507 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 213


  Reply # 1377041 31-Aug-2015 13:16
One person supports this post
Send private message

That "Whopping" 5GB is still comparable with your average android though. Honestly, I don't see how anyone could sell a 4gb phone now. Even 8gb internal is getting tight. See the Xperia M4 aqua for example. 8gb total, 3gb free from factory and once the google apps are updated, between 1.2-1.7 gb free. I think IOS 8 even had users complaining because they had to basically wipe the device if they wanted to download the update on an 8gb iPhone.




Try Vultr using this link and get us both some credit:

 

http://www.vultr.com/?ref=7033587-3B


 
 
 
 


1335 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 281

Trusted

  Reply # 1377055 31-Aug-2015 13:44
Send private message

The 530 is being sold currently with only 4GB storage, is that main phone that would miss out? Even 520 has 8GB.

3041 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 503

Trusted

  Reply # 1377059 31-Aug-2015 13:59
Send private message

The only Windows Phone I ever owned, the HTC 8S, had this problem, I couldnt even upgrade it without a full wipe due to tiny internal storage.

Really put me off buying a windows phone.  the OS was great, but experience due to bad handset (well only real complaint about that handset, but its a big one) put me off.

232 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 48


  Reply # 1378541 2-Sep-2015 20:57
Send private message

jonb: The 530 is being sold currently with only 4GB storage, is that main phone that would miss out? Even 520 has 8GB.


Apparently the 530 would fall under the 8GB limit and therefore it would miss out. I did see a newtube video showing how to obtain the upgrade on 530 but haven't had the time to faff around and try it.

That'd be a shame if it does miss out as it's a brilliant little phone for $99 bucks. I believe it and other non-spec meeting phones take up a significant percentage of the WP8 market share.

8020 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 384

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1379760 4-Sep-2015 13:43
One person supports this post
Send private message

I bet that the HTC 8X won't get WM10, not that I use it as a main phone anymore.

Longer term upgrade support for phones not direct from Apple, Microsoft or Google phone has proven (as expected) to be terrible. If you're not the type person who changes phone every 1-2 years then don't buy a phone Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony etc buy a Google Nexus, Apple iphone or Microsoft Lumia.


4923 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1309

Trusted
Microsoft

  Reply # 1379768 4-Sep-2015 14:02
Send private message

reven: The only Windows Phone I ever owned, the HTC 8S, had this problem, I couldnt even upgrade it without a full wipe due to tiny internal storage.

Really put me off buying a windows phone.  the OS was great, but experience due to bad handset (well only real complaint about that handset, but its a big one) put me off.


HTC chose to put that amount of storage on the device to hit a certain price point.

2090 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 848


  Reply # 1379769 4-Sep-2015 14:04
Send private message

Ragnor: I bet that the HTC 8X won't get WM10, not that I use it as a main phone anymore.

Longer term upgrade support for phones not direct from Apple, Microsoft or Google phone has proven (as expected) to be terrible. If you're not the type person who changes phone every 1-2 years then don't buy a phone Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony etc buy a Google Nexus, Apple iphone or Microsoft Lumia.



Pretty much.

gzt

8696 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1110


  Reply # 1379807 4-Sep-2015 14:57
Send private message

MaxLV: As per subject line:

http://news.thewindowsclub.com/windows-10-mobile-will-not-run-windows-phone-8-8-1-handsets-79866/

There is an official supported list here:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/mobile/windows10/ 

Current supported list: While we're working hard to make Windows 10 available for other Lumia devices, the following is a first list of Lumia smartphones that will receive a free upgrade when available: Lumia 430, Lumia 435, Lumia 532, Lumia 535, Lumia 540, Lumia 635 (1 GB RAM), Lumia 640, Lumia 640 XL, Lumia 735, Lumia 830, and Lumia 930. Features may vary by device. 8 GB of internal memory required.

Imho the linked article is speculation. It is logical but it is not clear this will be the final outcome.




Signature goes here.

1215 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 503


  Reply # 1379867 4-Sep-2015 16:01
Send private message

There were minimum system requirements for PCs to upgrade from Win 7 or 8.1 to 10. Why would phones be different?

gzt

8696 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1110


  Reply # 1388209 15-Sep-2015 21:35
Send private message

The supported list for preview is longer and has the 530 on it:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/preview-supported-phones

Edit: paste current preview list:

Windows Mobile Insider Preview currently works with the following phones—as long as they have at least 8 GB of storage, Windows Phone 8.1 was already installed on the phone at the time of purchase, and the version number is 8.10.14219.341 or earlier:

HTC One (M8) for Windows

Lumia 430

Lumia 435

Lumia 520

Lumia 521

Lumia 525

Lumia 526

Lumia 530

Lumia 532

Lumia 535

Lumia 540

Lumia 620

Lumia 625

Lumia 630

Lumia 635

Lumia 636

Lumia 638

Lumia 640

Lumia 640 XL

Lumia 720

Lumia 730

Lumia 735

Lumia 810

Lumia 820

Lumia 822

Lumia 830

Lumia 920

Lumia 925

Lumia 928

Lumia 930

Lumia 1020

Lumia 1320

Lumia 1520

Lumia Icon

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Security concerns reach new peak, Unisys Security Index
Posted 27-Jun-2017 14:11


Behind Spark’s slow-burn 4.5G plan
Posted 26-Jun-2017 16:23


Red Hat unveils production-ready open source hyperconverged infrastructure
Posted 23-Jun-2017 22:10


Whatever ailed Vodafone broadband … seems to be fixed
Posted 23-Jun-2017 14:10


VMware NSX Meets Stringent Government Security Standards with Common Criteria Certification
Posted 22-Jun-2017 19:05


Brother launches next-generation colour laser printers and all-in- ones for business
Posted 22-Jun-2017 18:56


Intel and IOC announce partnership
Posted 22-Jun-2017 18:50


Samsung Galaxy Tab S3: Best Android tablet
Posted 21-Jun-2017 12:05


Wellington-based company helping secure Microsoft browsers
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:51


Endace delivers high performance with new 1/10/40 Gbps packet capture card
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:50


You can now integrate SMX security into Microsoft Office 365, Google and other cloud email platforms
Posted 20-Jun-2017 20:47


Ravensdown launches new decision-making tool HawkEye
Posted 19-Jun-2017 15:38


Spark planning to take on direct management of all consumer stores
Posted 19-Jun-2017 10:03


Qrious acquires Ubiquity
Posted 14-Jun-2017 12:21


Spark New Zealand prepares for 5G with Nokia
Posted 14-Jun-2017 12:16



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.