Windows 10 Mobile will not run on some Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 handsets

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  1. That is no different to Android though. not uncommon for a 16gb phone to have 11gb free. See the Xperia M4 Aqua 8gb for a fine example. 8gb total, 3gb free from factory and once the google apps are updated, between 1.2-1.7 gb free.Even IOS won’t run on 8gb any more. This is a non story. As mobile OS’s have progressed, they have added more functionality and they get bigger.

  2. Does it matter if a large proportion or even the whole of the phone’s storage is taken up with the OS if in addition there is a Memory Card with many GBs of additional storage available? A small handful of apps cannot be run from the Card, not many. I only ask.

  3. I think this was available since mid August:
    “While we’re working hard to make Windows 10 available for other Lumia
    devices, the following is a first list of Lumia smartphones that will
    receive a free upgrade when available: Lumia 430, Lumia 435, Lumia 532,
    Lumia 535, Lumia 540, Lumia 635 (1 GB RAM), Lumia 640, Lumia 640 XL,
    Lumia 735, Lumia 830, and Lumia 930. Features may vary by device. 8 GB
    of internal memory required”

  4. In this case it matters because the OS is physically bigger than the entire emmc flash available. This rules out 4gb phones from getting the update at all.

    Otherwise you are correct, the option introduced in windows phone 8.1 to run apps from the SD card by default takes care of phones with smaller flash sizes.

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