It has been a couple of weeks since Microsoft released the Windows 10 Creators Update for PCs, that happened back on April 11th to be precise. The company rolled it out for newer devices initially, particularly those that it had tested with its OEM hardware partners. Microsoft said at that time that the Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update would arrive a bit later, that wasn’t surprising, this is precisely what it did with the Anniversary Update last year as well. Microsoft has now released the Creators Update for Windows 10 Mobile.
The update was initially released to the Release Preview ring of the Windows Insider program yesterday and it wasn’t immediately made clear to users when this update would start rolling out to compatible devices.
Fortunately, though, it has now been confirmed that the Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update is now being officially rolled out. This was confirmed by Windows Insider Program chief Dona Sarkar over Twitter who mentioned that the rolled out is taking place in waves.
Microsoft has already confirmed that the Creators Update won’t be released for all handsets that are supported by Windows 10 Mobile. There are only 13 handsets that will officially receive said update.
These handsets include the likes of HP Elite x3, Lumia 540, 640/640XL, 650, 950/950XL, a couple of handsets from Alcatel, and others.
The company also points out that the availability of this update is going to depend on “manufacturer, model, country or region, mobile operator or service provider, specific installed software, hardware limitations and other factors such as feedback from customers,” which means it’s going to take some time before it goes live for everybody.
For those waiting for the Mobile Creators Update, that's rolling out in waves across regions now.
— Dona Sarkar (@donasarkar) April 26, 2017