In January Microsoft showed off the latest iteration of its operating system, Windows 10, and it has already released preview builds for both desktop and mobile. Windows 10 for phones brings a plethora of new features for the platform. The update is set to arrive on supported devices later this year. Microsoft has reiterated that the Windows 10 for Phones update will be released to all devices that are compatible with Windows Phone 8.1.
What this simply means is that if your Windows Phone smartphone is running version 8.1 then it is compatible for an upgrade to the latest iteration, but there’s a catch.
During Microsoft’s press conference today at the Mobile World Congress 2015 mobile chief Stephen Elop confirmed that while the upgrade will be offered to all Windows Phone 8.1 devices, features of the new operating system will vary based on the devices’ specifications.
So not all features of Windows 10 for Phones might be available for your device, particularly if it’s not a high-end model, even though it technically does support the latest software that Microsoft has to offer.
While Microsoft unveiled two new mid-range devices today, Elop did confirm that the company has plans to show off flagship models “later this year,” they’re expected to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor.