Today, Microsoft started rolling out Windows 10 Mobile Fall Creators Update to the Release Preview Ring Insiders and it appears that not all Windows Phones will be receiving the update. When Microsoft announced Creators Update for Mobile, the company ditched several phones leaving no official upgrade path for them.

As Windows 10 Mobile Fall Creators Update will be available in the coming hours, Microsoft has updated the list of supported phones. The updated page reveals that unreleased Windows Phone Wileyfox Pro is eligible while the Lumia 640 and 640 are no longer supported. Microsoft is however still supporting the low-end third-party phones such as the Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL.

List of supported phones for Windows 10 Mobile Fall Creators Update

  • HP Elite x3.
  • HP Elite x3 (Verizon).
  • HP Elite x3 (Telstra).
  • Wileyfox Pro.
  • Microsoft Lumia 550.
  • Microsoft Lumia 650.
  • Microsoft Lumia 950/950 XL.
  • Alcatel IDOL 4S.
  • Alcatel IDOL 4S Pro.
  • Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL.
  • Softbank 503LV.
  • VAIO Phone Biz.
  • MouseComputer MADOSMA Q601.
  • Trinity NuAns Neo.

This is an odd decision if true, as the Fall Creators Update is just the same Creators Update with more fixes, you can call it a cumulative update with a bunch of bug fixes. As long as Microsoft is not making any major changes to the Windows 10 Mobile operating system, the company should not drop support for the old phones.

What happens when the next release (if any) of Windows 10 Mobile arrives next year? Will Microsoft continue to support third-party Windows Phones such as the Alcatel Idol 4S, OneTouch Fierce XL and others? It remains to be seen.

  • Murali Yadav G

    When its available for non insider..?

    • Mayank Parmar

      Any day. May be today, tomorrow.

    • pege63

      In the end of this moth

      • Murali Yadav G

        Tnx
        And one thing what is the version number for mobile & pc …?

        • pege63

          For PC 16299.19
          For Phone 15254.x

  • pege63

    My 650 have the 15254.1

  • Mago Guitarrista

    This is absolutely bullshit from Microsoft side, the hardware on 640 is even better in some cases than the 650. they have no excuse.

    • Chrome

      You can use insider preview.

      • Mago Guitarrista

        I’ve tried, the update is not showing up, how do you configure the W Insider updates to recieve them?

        • Chrome

          There is nothing to configure beside “The next version of Windows/Just send me early updates” and slow/fast ring.

          You should manually check for update, than you should get 1709 build.

  • James “Delirious” Groves

    Still waiting on getting 16299 on my Lumia 950XL…