Microsoft has confirmed that all Lumia smartphones currently on Windows Phone 8 will receive the Windows 10 upgrade when it is released at some point next year.
The company unveiled Windows 10 in September, saying that is has been designed to operate across all types of devices: laptops, tablets and smartphones. However, it was not clear whether all existing Lumia devices would run the platform.
Microsoft's official Lumia Twitter account has now confirmed that all Lumia phones currently on Windows Phone 8 will be able to move to the new operating system next year.
@Kalars07 We plan to upgrade all Windows Phone 8 devices to Windows 10 in the future :)— Lumia (@lumia) November 13, 2014
Windows 10 represents a significant redesign of the much-derided Windows 8 platform, which failed to appeal to consumers or business buyers. However, Windows Phone 8 has generated some praise and popularity, if not huge sales.
Microsoft will be hoping that the Windows 10 redesign, which sees the return of the more traditional desktop interface with the Start button given pride of place, will encourage more people back to its ecosystem.
If so, this could also encourage more people to consider Microsoft's mobile ecosystem as they will be able to move across devices and use one common platform.
For anyone considering purchasing a Lumia device at present, such as the Lumia 930, the knowledge that the phone is future-proofed to move to Windows 10 should also encourage them to embrace Microsoft's mobile platform.
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