Microsoft has delayed the Windows 10 update for existing Windows Phone device until “early 2016.” The reasons for this change is currently unknown, as the company had originally indicated that it was heading towards a December 2015 launch for the update.
The information came via statement from Microsoft, which clearly announced the 2016 window for Windows 10 Mobile.
“This November we introduced Windows 10 to phones including brand new features such as Continuum and Universal Windows Apps with the introduction of the Lumia 950 and 950 XL. The Windows 10 Mobile upgrade will begin rolling out early next year to select existing Windows 8 and 8.1 phones.”
Microsoft unveiled two new Lumia smarthphones in November; both of powered by Windows 10 Mobile. It looks like these will be the only two devices using the new mobile OS until next year. That being said, Microsoft has not revealed a list of Lumias receiving the update either.
Windows 10 Mobile is already available as a preview in Windows Insider Program, where users are allowed to sign up for early builds of the Windows OS. Practically, any Windows Phone 8.1 user can just sign up and use the program to take a peek at the Windows 10 Mobile, while waiting for its official release.