Nokia Lumia 530, Karbonn Wind W4 and Windows 10 Mobile

There are lot of rumors brewing online if the windows phones with 4GB storage will get Windows 10 mobile upgrade. This includes popular devices like Nokia Lumia 530 and Karbonn Titanium Wind W4 that have been quite popular in developing countries. So will they be getting upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile?

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They answer is no. While they can fit the OS on a 4GB device, they will need to force users to install ALL apps on the SD card which would result in degradation in performance for some apps. Also, there are some apps that just would not install on the external storage which explains why Microsoft would not be pushing the OS upgrade to these low end and cheap windows phones.

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Another reason: Windows 10 Mobile contains 2 ecosystems and Android binaries will definitely need some space. But if these phones are already running the preview than why not the official version, right? Well, there is no definitive answer to that but final version might have even more robust emulators for iOS and Android apps, that’s why. See how to install android apps on windows phone.

Karbonn Titanium Wind W4 windows 10 mobile update

Here is what Microsoft says about the free memory after windows 10 mobile upgrade on 8GB, 16GB and 32GB devices.

8GB: 3GB free space
16GB: 10GB free space
32GB: 25GB free space

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I never recommended people to buy 4GB devices like Nokia Lumia 530 and Karbonn Titanium Wind W4. They were a good idea anyway as they never had enough space left! I seriously think 8GB was fine for storage and no device should have less, I think even 8GB is too little. What can you put on it, a couple of apps? And definitely no games.


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