Microsoft: Windows 10 will run on all Windows Phone 8 devices, not just Lumia handsets

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Microsoft has cleared the doubts on future of existing Windows Phone 8 devices other than Lumia smartphones stating that ‘all WP8 devices will be getting Windows 10’.

The clarification comes from official Lumia account in response to a question on whether Lumia 930 will be receiving Windows 10 upgrade. “We plan to upgrade all Windows Phone 8 devices to Windows 10 in the future :)”, read the reply.

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Earlier there was a tweet from the same account that Windows 10 will be rolled out to all Lumia smartphones spawning questions on whether Microsoft will leave out other Windows Phone 8 devices in the cold to freeze by not rolling out an upgrade?

“There will be Windows 10 upgrades for all Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices : ) And we will release new Windows 10 models in the future!” read the tweet from official Lumia account at the time.

The latest clarification will come as a relief to those using Windows Phone 8 devices manufactured by other vendors.

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We are not sure how to interpret this and the prior tweet as far as Windows Phone 8 successor is concerned. The reason behind out dilemma is that Microsoft hasn’t used the terms ‘Windows Phone 10’, but has instead stuck to Windows 10 only. This leaves us to speculate whether Redmond is working on a single OS to cater to all devices – be it smartphones, tablets, and PCs or whether it was a typo.

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The lack of any correction in the form of a follow up tweet hints at the fact that Microsoft is indeed going ahead with the name change which had been doing rounds since quite a few months.