1. BethlehemSteel's Avatar
    Does anyone know roughly how long support for w10m on a Lumia 640 XL will go? 2018...2019? Or do I need to get a 950 for support for the next year or so? Thanks!
    10-08-2017 08:39 AM
  2. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    If I remember correctly, the Lumia 640 XL might get the "Fall Creators Update", which is essentially a huge massive amount of bug fixes, optimizations, and two features. But beyond that it's not guaranteed. You'll get security updates until three years after the phone has been released, ideally, but at this point Microsoft may only be releasing necessary security patches. The FCU is the last "okay we've done the best we can with this" before it's pushed to a very distant back burner. Set on low. And it's an electric stove. Running off a bunch of AA batteries. Inside of a freezer. Inside of a larger freezer. And the freezers are on fire.
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    10-08-2017 08:57 AM
  3. Grant Taylor3's Avatar
    The 640's should get the FCU. I have a 640 running the Fast Ring and it is running fine. I cannot see why it would not get the release version.

    At this point you may want to stick your 640 on the Fast Ring and leave it on there.

    I have a 640 on Fast Ring and my daily driver 950 on Release preview.
    BethlehemSteel likes this.
    10-08-2017 09:45 AM
  4. BethlehemSteel's Avatar
    Gotcha, I'm not much of a techy, but love w10m...if it gets the FCU, how much longer will it be supported with bug and security fixes?
    10-08-2017 09:50 AM
  5. Pacus1x's Avatar
    I would look for another options like iphones or android phones, since there are no guarantees how long W10m will be supported, is very likely MS could just shut down W10m completely soon and therefore any update and bug fix canceled and declare the OS as discontinued.
    10-09-2017 02:40 PM
  6. newgamertag's Avatar
    Well after 15252.0 update the keyboard barely works so yes. They're slowly but surely gonna kill this phone. :/ such a shame too.
    10-10-2017 11:49 AM
  7. BethlehemSteel's Avatar
    I have my Lumia 640 XL updated to the FCU on the insider program...will it continue to get supported since I am on the insider program?
    10-30-2017 09:24 PM
  8. hilga007's Avatar
    Theoretically, yes.

    You could also switch to the Interop Unlock and registry trick to force the phone into the update by making it think it is a 950!

    I have my Lumia 640 XL updated to the FCU on the insider program...will it continue to get supported since I am on the insider program?
    fin11 likes this.
    10-30-2017 09:40 PM
  9. BethlehemSteel's Avatar
    How do I do that?
    12-04-2017 06:50 AM

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