Windows smartphone users everywhere have been looking forward to the updates that will bring Windows 10 Mobile to their existing Windows Phone handsets. And while Microsoft hasn’t appeared to be in any rush to get those updates out, it finally looked like we were about to see distribution en masse: earlier this month, we heard about carriers prepping for the update’s arrival in a matter of days, and saw some preliminary evidence that updates had already started going out in certain markets. That was all very promising, but now we’re wondering if many users could end up waiting just a bit longer for their updates to land, as one of those same carriers starts seriously dialing back its update ETA.
We’re talking about Bouygues Telecom in France, which last week told users that they’d see their Windows 10 Mobile updates hitting Windows Phone hardware beginning this week. In the time since that announcement, though, it appears that timetables have shifted, and subscribers are now being told to look for Windows 10 Mobile updates to arrive several more weeks from now, in late February.
Upgrading so many existing Windows Phone handsets is no doubt a serious undertaking for Microsoft, and we can appreciate the company wanting to take its time to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible.
That said, a little communication with its loyal user base would be a lovely thing, and especially considering how patiently those users have already been waiting for their updates, some sort of official Microsoft comment on the delays would be great. For now, we’ll just have to make due with these carrier reports.