Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update May Launch August 9th

At long last, Microsoft released its Anniversary Update for Windows 10 yesterday, though not for every platform. The long anticipated update, which is the second major one for Windows 10 since it was released a year ago (we called them Service Packs in the old days), is now available for PCs, Xbox One consoles, and HoloLens, but not for Windows 10 Mobile devices. The Anniversary Update for Windows 10 Mobile is scheduled to arrive August 9. Well, maybe.

Microsoft's official Twitter account for Lumia in India posted a tweet indicating the August 9 release date, adding that "if you have any queries, we'll be here for you!" However, the tweet has since been taken down. Questions asking about the release to mobile devices have been met with vague responses that reference the Anniversary Update in general, and not specifically to Windows 10 Mobile.

Lumia 950 XL

"That's a great question!," Lumia India stated in response to a question on Twitter about when the Anniversary Updae will arrive for Lumia devices. "Microsoft will roll out the new update August 2 gradually, meaning it will take time for the update to reach everyone. Usually, it can take a couple of days, and even a few weeks, for devices to download and install a significant update like Windows 10 Anniversry Update. We're just here if you have further questions."

We're crossing out fingers that the originally Twitter post was correct and that Microsoft will begin rolling out its Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update on next Tuesday. However, keep in mind that not all devices will be supported. Here's a look at the ones can upgrade to Windows 10:
  • Lumia Icon
  • Lumia 1520
  • Lumia 930
  • Lumia 640 and 640 XL
  • Lumia 730 and 735
  • Lumia 830
  • Lumia 532, 535, and 540
  • Lumia 635 1GB, 636 1GB, and 638 1GB
  • Lumia 430 and 435
  • BLU Win HD w510u and BLU Win HD LTE x150q
  • MCJ Madosma Q501
One of the changes Windows 10 Mobile brings to handsets is a better version of Microsoft's universal Skype app. Microsoft also made it easier to navigate settings, put media controls on the lock screen, made it so you can prioritize notifications in the Action Center, and a few other tweaks.