You probably would never have expected this, but it seems the entry-level Microsoft Lumia 535 is one of the world’s very first smartphones capable of running the newest mobile-centric Windows iteration.
After launching on board the high-end Lumia 950 and 950 XL, as well as the far humbler 550, Windows 10 Mobile has reportedly gone out to a small sample of Lumia 640 users in parts of Europe, and now the Lumia 535 in Latin America.
Unlike previous OS releases, or Android updates, Microsoft directly handles W10M’s rollout, bypassing carriers and calling all the shots, which is why things are evolving quite rapidly. Granted, we kinda, sorta expected movement on the front starting December, but better to wait and receive fully polished goodie packs than get beta test builds riddled with bugs.
Back to the Lumia 535, this saw daylight in the latter stages of 2014, and despite being sold for as little as $120 unlocked while powered by a relatively modest Snapdragon 200 processor, it carries 1GB RAM, and can accommodate 8 gigs of data internally, which makes it more than capable of enjoying Win 10’s full functionality.
Following Latin America, the upgrade should obviously spread worldwide in a matter of weeks, maybe days, as well as hit phones like the Lumia 430, 435, 540, 635, 640 and 640 XL, 735, 830, and 930. Basically, any device currently on Windows Phone 8.1, with at least 8GB storage space.
By the way, if you need help freeing up your digital depository, and want to make sure your phone is Windows 10 Mobile-eligible, grab the newly launched UpdateAdvisor app.