The formal start of spring (up here in the Northern Hemisphere, at least) is just one more week away, bringing with it warmer weather, blooming flowers, and longer days. And while we’re certainly looking forward to all that, can we also look forward to it bringing us Microsoft’s long-awaited updates that will transform the current crop of Windows Phone 8.1 handsets into modern Windows 10 Mobile devices? The company’s been extremely hesitant to offer its smartphone users any sort of ETA in recent months, and though we’ve heard plenty of rumors already this year, and seen no shortage of leaks from carriers, so far nothing’s managed to pan out. Lately we’ve been getting optimistic again, with multiple reports talking about a possible March release – but when? The latest source suggests that Microsoft could get the update ball rolling in just a manner of days, with updates headed out OTA by this coming Thursday, March 17.
This info comes to us from China, where a leaked document describes several Lumia models supposedly on target to begin receiving their Windows 10 Mobile upgrades as of this Thursday.
While there have been a good number of carrier leaks like this one before, as we mentioned, this time there’s a real put-up-or-shut-up component to it, with the document also claiming that Microsoft will formally announce the soon-to-arrive update as of today.
That would be fantastic to see happen, finally giving us the confirmation we’ve waited so long for. Check back with Pocketnow later today to see if Microsoft really does step up and announce the full-blown start of the Windows 10 Mobile era – or if we’re just going to keep on waiting in the dark for a little while longer.