Microsoft Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphones will receive a free upgrade to the Windows 10 mobile edition in 2015, according to Microsoft. Although the company hopes to upgrade all Windows Phone 8 devices to Windows 10, there are some that could be left out in the cold.
"It's our intention to enable a Windows 10 upgrade for Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphones," Microsoft told VentureBeat. "At this early stage in the development process, and given the vast portfolio of Windows devices worldwide, we can't predict that all devices will be upgradeable, but it is our intention that the Lumia smartphone line be upgradeable to Windows 10."
Despite continued press coverage, Microsoft has been unable to keep up with Google Android and Apple iOS in the mobile market - but Windows Phone 8 has proven to be a dependable operating system, though doesn't amount to anything more than a few percentage points of the current mobile OS market.