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# 179201 31-Aug-2015 09:26
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As per subject line:

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

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  # 1376884 31-Aug-2015 09:45
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how many windows phones are under 8GB?

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  # 1377041 31-Aug-2015 13:16
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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.




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  # 1377055 31-Aug-2015 13:44
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The 530 is being sold currently with only 4GB storage, is that main phone that would miss out? Even 520 has 8GB.

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  # 1377059 31-Aug-2015 13:59
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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.

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  # 1378541 2-Sep-2015 20:57
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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.

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  # 1379760 4-Sep-2015 13:43
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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.


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  # 1379768 4-Sep-2015 14:02
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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.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1379769 4-Sep-2015 14:04
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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.

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  # 1379807 4-Sep-2015 14:57
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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.




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  # 1379867 4-Sep-2015 16:01
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There were minimum system requirements for PCs to upgrade from Win 7 or 8.1 to 10. Why would phones be different?

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  # 1388209 15-Sep-2015 21:35
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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

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