The new Lumia 532 from Microsoft which was announced just last week is definitely an entry level Windows Phone 8.1 handset that is worth looking into, especially when it is about to be launched to the masses later this February. However, what bodes for the future of the Lumia 532 in terms of its software operating system version? It seems that a quick search over on Bing, as you can see in the screen capture above, points out that the Lumia 532 will be “Windows 10 ready.”
Right now, such metadata is not visible on the product page of the Lumia 532 itself, and the full excerpt of what Microsoft is saying about the Lumia 532 reads like this, “Windows 10 ready, the Lumia 532 smartphone is capable of running mobile games with its Snapdragon processor. Skype, OneDrive, Office and more.”
Needless to say, it will take some time before the Lumia 532 will actually get an update to the Windows 10 platform, since Microsoft has penciled plans to roll out the new operating system sometime later this summer or in early autumn. However, a search on the less powerful Lumia 435 does not yield such similar results, but fret not – Microsoft has plans to update all models of their Windows Phone 8-powered Lumia handsets to Windows 10 when the time is right.
2016: Year Of Windows 10 Mobile Updates For Older Devices
It is quite a feeling to have a smartphone getting the latest operating system update up and running, that is for sure. After all, you can never quite tell just what kind of goodies that your handset would receive now, can you? Those who are rocking to a Windows Phone 8.1 device might be looking forward to spending Christmas with a Windows 10 Mobile update but it seems that such hopes will have to be shelved for the moment.
It seems that there will be no Windows 10 update arriving this month as originally speculated, and the time frame itself has been altered, being even more vague in nature – where it has been mentioned to be “early next year”, which could jolly well mean any time, even in April. Looks like patience needs to be had in boatloads here.
Xiaomi Mi 4 To Receive Windows 10 This December 3rd
So, you are still rocking to the Xiaomi Mi 4 and are more than happy with the device, right? Well, how about enjoying an operating system upgrade when December 3rd rolls around? This is what will happen to the Xiaomi Mi 4, where it has been teased by Xiaomi’s Founder and President Lin Bin on Weibo, citing the December 3rd date. I suppose it is encouraging to take note that this bit arrives close to nine months after Microsoft and Xiaomi came to an agreement, where there would be support for the Windows 10 Technical Preview on the Mi 4 handset.
Just in case you were wondering, there is another device from Xiaomi which will rock to the Windows 10 OS, and that would be the recently announced Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 tablet, with that particular device arriving in a 64GB memory configuration alongside an asking price of $205 thereabouts.
Windows Phone Store Data Leaked Makes Its Rounds
Trivia lovers, here is something that might just pique your interest. After all, don’t you wish you had all sorts of information at your fingertips? Windows Phone lovers will be pleased to hear that there is a leak concerning information about the Windows Phone Store, and such information can be said to be ‘ancient”, as it dates back all the way to October 2011 with the introduction of Windows Phone 7.5.
So far, the most popular downloaded app happens to be Facebook with more than 112 million installations – no surprise there at all, I suppose. WhatsApp is behind Facebook considerably at 92 million downloads, while OneDrive has 62.5 million downloads. Located close to the bottom of the food chain would be PayPal that picked up a mere 1.6 million downloads all this while, and 2.5 million for Telegraph.
Third party apps as well as games have had their fair share of hits, too, like Tube HD that handles the playback of YouTube videos with more than 13 million downloads. Of course, these figures would pale in comparison to what Android and iOS platforms have garnered all this while.