After a series of postponements, users of smartphones with Windows Phone 8.1 can prepare to receive the update to Windows 10 Mobile.
Initially, it was thought that Windows 10 will get on mobile right after the PC version was launched. Unfortunately, even after it has been more than six months from the launch and Microsoft released several devices with Windows 10 Mobile preinstalled, most of the Windows Phone users have been left disappointed. Currently, only Lumia 550, Lumia 950 and 950XL are running on the new OS, but those who were able to purchase them believe that software still needs some finishing touches. Moreover, the Redmond officials have refrained from providing any news on this subject. In principle, this set of information that does not necessarily come from an official source, but the chances are very high to be accurate.
The folks at Neowin have found a new application launched by Microsoft in the Windows Store entitled Mobile Upgrade Advisor 10 beta. Currently, the application cannot be installed on a smartphones with Windows Phone 8.1, but its full functionality is detailed in the description. Similar to an application launched last year, that was preparing PC owners to upgrade to Windows 10, it should inform you if your phone is eligible for upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile. In addition, it facilitates the release of space, where the memory you have available is not sufficient for the upgrade process without unpleasant events. Given the app’s description, chances are very high that Windows 10 will occupy a significant amount of space. You might be forced to release some to space to install Windows 10. The application will recommend files, such as videos and photos, which you can move temporarily to OneDrive or on an SD card, if one is present.
Mobile Upgrade Advisor should be installed and used by everyone in the coming days, and the update for Windows 10 actually is likely to reach a significant number of smartphones WP8.1 owners starting next week.