Windows Phone users may be out of luck
Windows 10 Creators Update is just days away from launch.
Set to roll out next week (unless you were one of the lucky ones to get it early), Microsoft's next major software upgrade brings a number of improvements and additions to your Windows device.
This includes tablet and mobile devices as well as PCs, with Microsoft confirming recently that Windows 10 Creators Update would be coming to all form factors soon.
However it now seems that this rollout does not include some of the company's most popular Windows Phone devices, in a major setback for users of the platform.
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The news comes from ZDNet, which claims that only a small number of Windows Phone devices will receive the Creators Update.
In total, only 13 devices are expected to get the Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update, including the 'PC replacement' HP Elite x3.
Several of Microsoft's own Lumia devices are also included, such as the flagship Lumia 950 and 950 XL, with the Lumia 650, 640, 640 XL, and 550 models all eligible too.
Windows 10 had previously worked across many Lumia devices
A Microsoft spokesperson told ZDNet, "As has been the case with pervious Windows updates, a device may not be able to receive the Creators Update if the device hardware is incompatible, lacking current drivers, or otherwise outside of the Original Equipment Manufacturer's ('OEM') support period."
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The source added that even though they may not be able to upgrade to the latest software, older devices will continue to receive security and servicing fixes from Microsoft for the time being.
The company says it will reveal a full list of Windows Phone devices compatible with the upgrade soon.
The revelation is slightly surprising, given that the beta test version of Windows 10 Creators Update was made available to all mobile users.
However not every Lumia device was given an upgrade to the basic Windows 10 platform on its mobile rollout.
A similar purge followed the upgrade from Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows 10 Mobile last year, leaving many users unable to access the newest software as Microsoft looks to keep its latest innovations rolling.
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Windows Phone now makes up just 0.3 per cent of all smartphones sold across the world in the last three months of last year, according to recent Gartner figures.
Microsoft recently downgraded work on its Windows 10 Mobile platform in favour of focusing on building other new hardware instead.
This could include the long-rumoured Microsoft Surface Phone, following the recent success of the Surface Book and Surface Pro devices.
Hopes were recently raised after company CEO Satya Nadella recently hinted last month that a possible new Surface Phone could be "the ultimate mobile device”.
However rumours last month from a supposed former Microsoft employee claimed that the device will “probably” only be released in late 2018 or 2019.