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

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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