Italian carrier issues new Windows 10 deadline for old Lumias: next week
There have been more false starts to the highly anticipated Windows 10 Mobile rollout for WP 8.1-powered Lumia devices than anyone imagined in their darkest nightmares, so it’s getting harder and harder to trust even Microsoft when it comes to update timelines.
Let alone a forum moderator for Vodafone Italy, who shows great confidence in predicting W10M OTAs will begin the week of March 7 – 13 for the Lumia 1520, 930, 735, 830, 635, and 535. Unfortunately, we’ve no idea what this confidence is based on, as Redmond continues to seem more focused on stabilizing the new OS and ironing out its still numerous bugs.
Come to think of it, it’d only escalate the rage of Windows fans if unstable, glitchy upgrades would be deployed, so it might be best to stay patient. After all, platform fragmentation remains far from a problem as severe as Android’s.
But perhaps the latest deadline shall pan out. Everything’s possible, including build 10586.122 finally smoothing over the operating system. If that’s the case, Italy is unlikely to be the only place Win 10 lands in next week, given Microsoft bypasses carriers nowadays, handling the optimization business directly, without intermediaries.
On an unrelated note, The Peninsula’s Vodafone arm says Android 6.0 Marshmallow is available over-the-air for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, signaling a truly “global” expansion at last. No words on US availability just yet, but it can’t be long now.