Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update limited to just a few phones: Report

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Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update will not land on all Windows Phone devices, a new report has claimed while adding that it will be limited to just 13 smartphones initially.

According to a report on ZDNet, Microsoft will roll out Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update to a few handpicked devices including the Microsoft Lumia 550, Microsoft Lumia 640, Microsoft Lumia 640 XL, Microsoft Lumia 650, Microsoft Lumia 950, Microsoft Lumia 950 XL, Alcatel Idol 4S, Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL, HP Elite x3, Lenovo Softbank 503LV, MCJ Madosma Q601, Trinity NuAns Neo, and VAIO VPB051.

While there has been non confirmation from Microsoft regarding these claims, we already know that Microsoft will start releasing the Creators Update for Windows 10 customers including those using Windows 10 Mobile.

Microsoft has also pointed out in a statement that just like previous updates and releases, chances are that a device might not be compatible with the Creators Update because of hardware limitations or lacking current drivers, or otherwise outside of the Original Equipment Manufacturer’s (‘OEM’) support period and such devices will continue receiving updates for the current version of the OS as per their OS support policy.

“The full list of supported devices will be posted on the Product Lifecycle page soon,” the spokesperson said.

This news isn’t surprising as last year, Microsoft rolled out Windows 10 Mobile to only a subset of phones running on Windows Phone 8.1. Also, the report points out that many Twitter users are able to run the Insider build on their non-listed smartphones, and it could possibly arrive for them as an exception. Nothing is certain until its said from Microsoft itself, and we should hear from them soon.

In any case, if you are running licensed Windows 10 on your PC/laptop, you can manually download the Windows 10 Creators Update right now, and here’s how you can do it. The Windows 10 Creators Update brings better tab management for its Edge browser by introducing tab previews – a nifty feature that removes the need to go through all tabs to find the one you’re looking for. It also introduces the new Night light feature that’s similar to F.lux.

This means that when it gets dark, the PC’s display will gradually shift colours to ease the strain on your eye. The Creators Update will also include a new Game Mode, 3D Paint, mixed reality headsets support, and picture-in-picture mode as well.

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