Previous month, reports came out that Microsoft had no plans of launching a Windows Phone flagship device until 2015. Now, according to Windows Central, the company has firm commitment that the new Windows 10 flagship smartphone is likely to come “later this summer”.
On Wednesday, Windows Central reported that Ifi Majid, Director of Product Marketing for Microsoft Mobile Devices, has been tipped that a flagship Lumia is likely “later this summer”.
Though the report didn’t contain any other details other than this, it is sufficiently good noting that the launch clashes with the Windows 10 update release period for other Lumia smartphones. Contrastingly, Microsoft on Thursday clarified that “not every Lumia phone will upgrade or support all possible Windows 10 features.”
Answering a question about which Lumia device can be upgraded to Windows 10, the company’s Corporate Vice President, Chris Weber, said that “We’re making it as easy as possible to get Windows 10. Windows 10 has been designed to run well on today’s Lumia phones. Like any upgrade to a new platform, not every phone will upgrade or support all possible Windows 10 features, and certain features and experiences will require more advanced future hardware. Our goal is for the majority of the Lumia phones running Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 to join the Windows ecosystem along with an expected hundreds of millions of PCs, tablets and other devices running the next generation of Windows.”
Although he did pointed out that Lumia 435, Lumia 735, or Lumia 930 will be able to get update to Windows 10 as it becomes available.