Lumia 950, 950 XL, 550 to get priority Windows 10 Redstone builds

Kareem Anderson

Microsoft’s work to bring both Windows 10 on PCs and Windows 10 Mobile closer together regarding update cycles still seems like a disjointed affair to many Windows Insiders. Rarely do the updates for the two platforms align, but a tweet from Gabe Aul of the Windows team may shed some light on how the updating cycles will align in the future.

So owners of Lumia 950, 950 XL, and 550’s will be the guinea pigs for the rest of the Insider community due to the way the Windows team is testing the migration and installs of Windows 10 Mobile from now on. Owners of the latest Lumia devices are now on some sort of ‘Super Fast Ring’ cycle when it comes to Windows 10 Mobile builds.

As the Windows team outlines the new fixes and known issues of the latest Redstone Insider PC build 14251, they also took the time to give a nod to Windows 10 Mobile Insiders in the most recent blog post.

I know that a lot of Windows Insiders are eager to know what’s going on with Mobile builds. As you know we’ve already released the Lumia 950, 950XL, and 550 devices with Windows 10 preinstalled, and we’re still on track to release Windows 10 as an upgrade to existing devices early this year as we planned. The team is working now by looking at data and reports from Insiders who have upgraded their devices to preview builds, and ensuring that we deliver a great upgrade experience to customers. We’re excited about making the upgrade available, and will share new information with you just as soon as we can on how the rollout will happen.”

As far as news about the official roll out of Windows 10 Mobile to older devices, it looks like the wait continues as the Windows team carefully looks over known issues that “Super Fast Ring” Insiders have reported. Hopefully, when the OS rolls out sometime early this year, the Windows team will have addressed heating, battery drains, and the Edge CPU chomp.