In a post on the Conversations blog Chris Weber, Corporate Vice President of Sales for the Microsoft Mobile Devices group, confirmed that even the lowly Lumia 435 will receive the upgrade to Windows 10.
For example, you can get the budget-friendly Lumia 435, the selfie-happy Lumia 735, or the gorgeous gold-edition Lumia 930–and you will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 as it becomes available, starting this summer. It’s the best of both worlds: amazing hardware right now, with a VIP pass to killer new software later this year.
The promise does however come with a worrying proviso.
Windows 10 has been designed to run well on today’s Lumia phones. Like any upgrade to a new operating system, 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.
Many readers are expressing concern that 512 MB devices may not be able to manage Windows 10. Unfortunately at this stage there is no word either way, but we will follow this up with Microsoft. Keep an eye on the site for more information.