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  1. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       05 Apr 2017 #1

    Windows 10 Mobile hardware requirements updated

    Today, Microsoft released the Windows 10 Creators Update for early adopters who wish to install it on their PCs now, ahead of its general rollout, which begins on April 11. The update will be released for Windows 10 Mobile devices on April 25 - but it looks like it will only be made available to a limited number of handsets, with many phones left ineligible to upgrade.

    Coinciding with today's release, Microsoft updated its minimum hardware requirements for the OS. However, there are no obvious clues on that page that could explain why some devices will no longer be supported; in fact, the list of "SoCs supported in Windows Phones that can be updated to Windows 10 Mobile" remains unchanged, although the names of those chipsets are now more clearly stated, rather than using their Qualcomm model numbers:

    Snapdragon 810, 808, 801, 800, 617, 410, 400, 210, 200, S4 Plus

    The OS now supports just five SoCs for new smartphones:

    Snapdragon 820, 810, 808, 617, 210

    Perhaps the most notable feature of that second list is what's missing from it. First, the Snapdragon 208 is no longer available to Windows phone-makers, although as far as we can tell, no Windows handsets were ever released with that entry-level SoC...

    Read more: Windows 10 Mobile hardware requirements updated, but theres no support for Snapdragon 835
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  2. Posts : 23
    Windows 10 Pro [Build 17134.319]
       06 Apr 2017 #1

    Hmm, my Lumia 1520 uses a Snapdragon 800 SoC, and it is running Insider build 15063.2 perfectly fine.

    But isn't this build (15063.2) already the Creators Update? And if so,
    why remove support for phones that can clearly (and already do) run the Creators Update just fine?

    I could understand removing support on devices where the Creators Update doesn't run well,
    but removing it from devices where it's already running fine, is a bit of a weird decision from Microsoft.
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