Thursday, March 24, 2016

BLU Win Jr LTE may get Windows 10 mobile upgrade

There’s still some hope for BLU Win Jr LTE Windows Phone users to get Windows 10 Mobile upgrade!!

BLU Win Jr LTE was not listed in the supported phones list for Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview. After Microsoft rolled out the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade last week, this Phone from BLU was not listed in the list of supported Windows Phone that can be upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile.


But why this particular phone is discussed about is because this phone is being made available from the Microsoft official stores and was being advertised as Upgradable to Windows 10 Mobile when available. Though the other Windows Phones from BLU; BLU Win HD w510u and BLU Win HD LTE x150q are listed which can be upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile. (But it seems these too are on hold for the time being)

After the BLU Win Jr LTE users raised quite a noise being denied of the upgrade, though Microsoft has not officially announced it. But when ‘Upgradable to Windows 10’ was quietly removed from the BLU Win Jr description, it further annoyed the users as they felt cheated. But as said Microsoft has not said any thing officially of not supporting the upgrade. As expected, Windows 10 Mobile Upgrade Advisor app. when run on the BLU Win Jr LTE says “Your Phone is not supported for the upgrade to Windows 10”

There’s is still hope!

But the users of BLU Win Jr LTE, still there’s some hope. In one of the threads in the Answers Forum where I’m having the discussion with fellow Phone users, one of the user Kanishk Singh Raghav  in his correspondence with BLU has received reply that

“Unfortunately the release for this device has been delayed. Our Software Engineers are working with Microsoft to ensure that the new software update is stable for your device. We apologize for the long wait and appreciate your patience....”


When further queried about the date of availability of the update , BLU promptly replied:

At this point in time there is no estimate time of release for the new update as our engineers want to ensure that the update is stable for your device. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this matter may have caused.


(Mail correspondence screenshots courtesy: Kanishk Singh Raghav )

Which BLU Win Jr device will support the upgrade:

But point to note here is that the model of BLU Win Jr LTE sold in India is with 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal memory (BLU Win Jr LTE X130e). So this version will support the Windows 10 upgrade.

While models made available in US , Canada were of 512 MB RAM and 4 GB internal memory. (BLU Win Jr LTE X130q) will not get the upgrade. While the BLU Win Jr made first available will also not get the upgrade.

BLU Win Jr LTE X130e : Update pending

BLU Win Jr LTE X130q : Update not available

BLU Win Jr : Update not available

So there’s some hope for the Indian buyers of the BLU Win Jr LTE phones as they come with 8GB of internal storage and 1 GB RAM. Also to note, there’s no official communication from Microsoft  . Let us wait and see how soon we can get this upgrade, if one is getting!

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