With Microsoft’s New York event coming up in a couple of days, it seems rather early for Aussie carriers to be seen testing the software already. We can’t assume that an RTM version of the operating system is already available for testing, and there is no official release date firm. So Vodafone AU, at least, is confident that there will be a version to officially send out to it’s Lumia 630 and 640, eventually.
Voda have a great policy of keeping its users informed, and their windows support has been great all the way through Windows Phone and now back to Windows Mobile, albeit 10. Other carriers in Australia, especially the largest, and supposed premium Microsoft partner, are much less forthcoming with test and update details.It’s definitely been a continual frustration of mine, playing the waiting game with carriers.
It’s interesting that the Lumia 630 is being tested, expected to update. Vodafone didn’t push Windows Phone 8.1 to the device. Again the “no time frame” for release, and no indication of what build they are testing makes things no clearer in terms of when we might see an official build released. Of course if you want to you can test Windows 10 Mobile for yourself, just go ahead and sign up for the Windows Insider program, and try it out for yourself.