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Finally, some Windows 8.1 phones are getting Windows 10 Mobile

With minimal fanfare, Microsoft began rolling out Windows 10 Mobile as a free upgrade for older phones on Thursday, fulfilling a promise the company began making more than a year ago.

The company’s original promise was that “broad availability of Windows 10 on other devices, including mobile phones, would begin rolling out in December” 2015 — and it’s now mid-March.

However, not every Lumia or third-party Windows phone will be eligible for the upgrade from Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows 10 Mobile. There are 18 smartphones on the list of supported phones, including the Nokia/Microsoft Lumia 1520, 930, 640, 640XL, 730, 735, 830, 532, 535, 540, 635 1GB, 636 1GB, 638 1GB, 430, and 435. Also getting the upgrade are the Blu Win HD w510u, Blu Win HD LTE x150q, and MCJ Madosma Q501 smartphones. 

Last summer, Microsoft published a list of 10 Lumia phones that would be eligible for upgrades, all of which made the final cut.