Microsoft is reportedly stopping feature updates for virtually all Lumias released with Windows Phone 8.1, including the Lumia 930 and 1520, and the cheaper 435, 630, and 635. Microsoft won’t confirm the move.
Microsoft does confirm to ZDNet that only a part of the devices with Windows 10 Mobile will receive the upcoming Creators Update, but does not answer questions about which devices will or will not receive the update. ZDNet has put online a list of devices that the site’s sources say will receive the Creators Update, including the Lumia 950 series, Lumia 650 and Lumia 550, as well as devices from other manufacturers such as the Alcatel Idol 4s and HP Elite. x3. The oldest Lumias on the list are the 640 and 640 XL, from the summer of 2015.
Among the devices missing from the list are the 2014 Lumia 930, 2013 Lumia 1520, and much cheaper models released by Microsoft, such as the 430, 435, 530, 535, 630, 635, 730, and 830. those devices came out a little over two years ago. The devices will probably continue to receive security patches.
It would not be the first time that Microsoft has announced that it will stop support for a large number of devices just before the release of a major update. The same thing happened last year, when it suddenly turned out that Windows 10 Mobile would not be released for the Lumia 920 and 520, among others. Many of the devices that ZDNet claims will end support can run the Creators Update if the user logs in as Windows Insider. to receive previews of updates.