The mobile division of Microsoft has declared on Twitter that the Anniversary update for smartphones running Windows 10 Mobile operating system will be out on August 9. The information has been given out by the Twitter handle of Lumia India.
The massive Anniversary Update has already started to reach more than 350 million devices running Windows 10 around the world. While the major update has also been made available for Microsoft HoloLens, there was no specific information about the timeline for Windows 10 Mobile devices.
@xitijdesai Hello! Thanks for reaching out. Anniversary update will launch on August 9,2016.
— Lumia India (@LumiaIndia) August 2, 2016
We recommend our readers to take this information with a pinch of salt as there has been multiple instances of support teams giving out wrong information through the social media. Microsoft is known to provide very late updates to Windows Mobile operating systems in the history. If this info turns out to be true, then it will be one of the first time Microsoft release a substantial update simultaneously in all of its platforms.
The Anniversary Update for the Windows 10 Mobile brings improvements identical to its PC counterpart just in a mobile format. The upcoming Windows Camera app will be getting the much awaited ability to capture panorama images. The update brings a revamped lock screen for the devices without hardware buttons. In those smartphones, a brand new camera button replaces the on screen back button in the lock screen to snap images swiftly.
Microsoft has also developed a brand new Skype app for its mobile operating system. This is essentially the exact Skype application which is available for the users of the desktop version of the Windows 10. This brings all the goodies of the modern Skype app in to your Windows 10 Mobile. This will relieve a lot of Windows Phone users who are bearing an ill-equipped Skype app in their smartphone for a very long time.
The settings panel has also been modified with redesigned icons to facilitate easier navigation. The upcoming update adds a brand new feature to the action centre in which you can set your desired priority for specific notifications, so that the important ones always appear to you at first. The Anniversary update adds native support for finger print scanners. With the forthcoming update, you can control the media playback right from the lock screen itself.
The smartphones eligible for the latest Windows 10 Anniversary Update are listed below:
- Lumia 430
- Lumia 435
- Lumia 532
- Lumia 535
- Lumia 540
- Lumia 635 (1GB RAM variant)
- Lumia 636 (1GB RAM variant)
- Lumia 638 (1GB RAM variant)
- Lumia 640
- Lumia 730
- Lumia 735
- Lumia 830
- Lumia 930
- Lumia 1520
- MCJ Madosma Q501
- BLU WIN HD LTE x150Q
- BLU WIN HD w510U
If you don’t find your smartphone in the list, please don’t be disheartened as this may not be the final list and your device can always be added later.