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Official Creators Update / Redstone 3 Preview eligible Phones list. So, no Lumia may get Redstone 3 officially.

Microsoft has made it official now that only smartphones on the list below are eligible to get Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update. Consequently only below listed smartphones will be included in Insider Program to get Windows 10 Mobile Redstone 3 preview builds too.

If this trend continues then no Lumia smartphone may be able to get Redstone 3 officially, when released in November / December 2017.

Creators Update / Redstone 3 Preview Eligible Phones list:

  • HP Elite x3
  • Microsoft Lumia 550
  • Microsoft Lumia 640/640XL
  • Microsoft Lumia 650
  • Microsoft Lumia 950/950 XL
  • Alcatel IDOL 4S
  • Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL
  • SoftBank 503LV
  • VAIO Phone Biz
  • MouseComputer MADOSMA Q601
  • Trinity NuAns NEO

Microsoft has cited its standard PR Blah Blah to exclude many devices which were able to run Creators Update with ease. In fact there is no apparent difference between hardware requirements for Redstone 1 and Redstone 2. We have at least three devices which had both Redstone 1 and 2 on them and we can’t point out any difference in performance.

We recognize that many Insiders will be disappointed to see their device is no longer supported. We looked at feedback from our Windows Insiders and realized that we were not providing the best possible experience for our customers on many older devices. That helped us determine which devices we support for the Windows 10 Creators Update. We are continually listening to your feedback to provide the best experience for ALL of our customers.

Source: Microsoft


As per a report, Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update may be available for only a small set of Windows 10 Mobile devices.

The list posted by by Mary Jo Foley from ZDNet seems too small when compared to below list of devices supported by Creators Update Insider Preview. It will be interesting to see whether this report is correct and then what excuse Microsoft comes up with this time, to again remove so many capable devices from eligible devices list.

  • Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL

  • BLU Win HD LTE x150e

  • BLU Win HD W510U

  • BLU Win HD LTE X150Q

  • BLU Win JR x130e

  • Lumia 430

  • Lumia 435

  • Lumia 532

  • Lumia 535

  • Lumia 540

  • Lumia 550

  • Lumia 635 (1GB)

  • Lumia 636 (1GB)

  • Lumia 638 (1GB)

  • Lumia 640

  • Lumia 640 XL

  • Lumia 650

  • Lumia 730

  • Lumia 735

  • Lumia 830

  • Lumia 929 (ICON)

  • Lumia 930

  • Lumia 950

  • Lumia 950 XL

  • Lumia 1520

  • Mouse Computer Madosma Q501

  • Xiaomi Mi4

Under Nadella, Microsoft has steadily made Windows 10 Mobile market share crash in nearly all markets with its new strategy (?). If it succeeds in pissing off many more Windows 10 Mobile users and fans with such amazing moves, we may soon see Windows 10 Mobile being used in hallowed Microsoft labs only. Fans may wait for the next big mobile innovation from Microsoft till then.

Source: ZDNet


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  • Daniel Ström

    If they dont show any interest for WP before summer I leave the platform. Been neglected of support by Microsoft: with Lumia 800, Lumia 1020, 920. Now on Lumia 950XL and a X3 waiting for a sign of support & hope from MS. Hello anybody home? Time to save the last percent. If Tesla is fabulous carmaker that have’s 1% market chare. Why can’t Microsoft be a fabulous phone maker? Why is 1% more worth in car business? Volvo is happy with 0,7%. And both do commercials about their products and has only 1%?!? Why do MS give up and not Volvo or Tesla?

    • Kamal

      perhaps lack of focus and passion to be blamed.

    • Iain Simpson

      All current devices will go forward with a CU release 2 and that’s as far as it will go. No current devices will be eligible for RS3.

  • Allan Andrade

    Well if this is true, the global windows 10 mobile will fall more and more

    • Kamal

      Yes, sadly that is going to happen and Microsoft knows it well.

  • froi

    “So, no Lumia may get Redstone 3 officially.”

    You mean, Nokia Lumia? 950s are Lumias. So as 550, 640 and 650. They are listed smartphones included in Insider Program to get Windows 10 Mobile Redstone 3 preview builds. So I guess the math says they will get Redstone 3.

    • Kamal

      Try to analyze the trend. With Redstone 1 many devices which were eligible for insiders didn’t get it officially and we got MS PR dose. Same thing happened with devices eligible for Redstone 2 preview. Only thing common across these two instances are that devices have already got 2 major Windows 10 update as per Microsoft. So, same thing will happen in case of Redstone 3 too. Included Lumia owners will be guinea pigs for testing only to be told that PR Blah Blah in Nov / Dec 2017.

    • Iain Simpson

      if you take a closer look at the latest fast insider build for mobile, that build is not actually from the RS3 branch, it is what seems to be a CU release 2 build, which suggests MS are pulling another windows phone 7.5 fiasco with phones. I really don’t think any current phones will see and RS3 builds either.

      • froi

        Fair enough

  • Nash Rocks

    Will my Lumia 1520 be able to get RedStone 1??