We need Denim update to get Windows Mobile 10?

Chintan Gohel

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We need Denim update to get Windows Mobile 10

Hi guys,

according to these 2 sites, Windows Mobile 10 will start rolling out around December and only to those phones that have denim update or higher.
Windows 10 will start rolling out to phones in December | The Verge
FAQ - Will Windows 10 update be available for my Lumia phone? - Microsoft - USA

So one point we can note is that we still have a lot of testing to do. For sure there will be more builds coming our way.

Second point is that only denim phones will get update. This begs the question, how can we make sure we all have denim?

For example, in my country (Kenya) these phones haven't received denim update, 9 months since Denim came out:

Lumia 625
Lumia 630
Lumia 820
Lumia 920
Lumia 925
Lumia 1020 (my phone)
Lumia 1320

Africa
In these countries, it's more or less the same
Zambia - 1320, 1020, 625, 630, 820, 920, 925
Angola - 1520, 520, 625, 720, 820, 920, 925
Ghana - 1320
Mozambique - 1520, 520, 625, 720, 820, 920, 925
Nigeria - 1320
Tanzania - 1020, 1320, 625, 820, 920, 925
Uganda - 1020, 1320, 625, 820, 920, 925

Libya, Morocco, Egypt, Algeria, Senegal, Tunisia, South Africa - all the lumias in those countries have the denim update

In Europe
Albania, Austria, Bosnia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Cyprus, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, UK, Greece, Croatia, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Sweden, Turkey, Norway, Poland, and all the other countries in Europe

In these countries, denim is not available for the models indicated
Azerbaijan, Belarus, Czech republic, Russia - 630
Ireland - 625

In Asia-Pacific
Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Cambodia, Laos, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan.
Basically all Asia Pacific have denim availability on their lumia phones

Middle East
Yemen, UAE, Bahrain, Israel, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar and Saudi Arabia
Basically all lumia models in all middle Eastern countries have denim availability

Latin America
Bolivia, Brazil,

Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Paraguay - 1020;
Chile - 1020, 620, 720, 920, 925;
Costa Rica - 1020, 625, 820,
Dominican republic - 1020, 820, 920
Guatemala - 1020, 820, 925
Honduras - 1020, 920
Jamaica - 1320, 520, 625, 620, 820
Mexico - 1020, 820, 920
Nicaragua - 1020, 920, 925
Peru - 920, 920
El Salvador - 1020, 820, 925
Uruguay - 1020, 1320, 1520, 520, 625, 820, 920
Venezuela - 1020, 620, 925

Here it can be seen that the 20 and 25 series of Lumias have not received denim update

North America
USA-1320, 520, 530, 620, 635, 820, 920, 925

Canada has for all

This is the short of it. Latin America and African countries are missing out on the Denim update for more than a dozen phone models in more than 20 countries combined. A few countries don't even have cyan update. The denim update is available for almost all Lumia models as can be seen in Europe and Asia.

It doesn't make sense for African and Latin American countries to miss out on the Denim update and hence Windows Mobile 10 in the future.

Is there something we can do about this? Who can we push for complete rollout of the denim update worldwide?
 

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