Not all handsets running Windows 10 Mobile would get the Creators Update. Only a subset of them would be eligible for the next major update, according to a report.
ZDNet, quoting sources, issued a list of Windows 10 Mobile phones that are expected to get the update. The list includes Alcatel Idol 4S, OneTouch Fierce XL, HP Elite x3, Lenovo Softbank 503LV, MCJ Madosma Q601, Lumia 550, Lumia 640 and 640XL, Lumia 650, Lumia 950 and 950 XL, Trinity NuAns Neo and Vaio VPB051.
A Microsoft spokesperson explained to ZDNet which devices will get the Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update: "As has been the case with previous Windows updates, a device may not be able to receive the Creators Update if the device hardware is incompatible, lacking current drivers, or otherwise outside of the Original Equipment Manufacturer's ('OEM') support period," the spokesperson said. "The full list of supported devices will be posted on the Product Lifecycle page soon."
The Windows phones that do not get this major update will, however, continue to get security and servicing fixes as per Microsoft's OS support policy.
But the above list may not be final. Several Twitter users have reported that their handsets, which are not on the list, are running the Windows Insider build of the Creators Update.
If you recall, the same had happened with the Windows 10 Mobile update. Not all the phones running Windows 8.1 received Windows 10 Mobile. The update was rolled out to a subset of devices in March 2016. Microsoft officials said the availability of the update depended on the device model, manufacturer, country, mobile operator, hardware limitations and other factors. The rest of the devices never got that update.
Microsoft has already confirmed that Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update would be released on 25 April, a couple of weeks after the update is rolled out to PC owners.