Speaking at the Build conference (Via: The Verge), Windows lead, Joe Belfiore, said that “Our phone builds have not been as far along as our PC builds. We’re adapting the phone experiences later than we’re adding the PC experiences.”
The Windows 10 preview builds first became available on mobile back in February, while desktop users have been testing the operating system since October last year. It looks like for now, Windows 10 on desktop is coming first.
“From the device view, our main focus is to kick off the Windows 10 launch wave with a great launch on the PC. You should expect that the other devices — phone, HoloLens, Xbox, Surface Hub — will be staggered, probably not on the same date as the PC.”
The confirmation that Windows 10 will be coming to phones later in the year hints that we won’t see new Lumia devices until around the same time. Aside from that though, Windows 10 for desktop is still on track for a summer release.
With the News from Build 2015 about Windows 10 for mobile’s (Link – Windows 10 Gets Android, iOS Apps Turns Phones Into Desktops,) I thought they would try for a push of all devices to run Windows 10 on the same day (or at least in the same month) to say, “This Is Windows Time”, but with every release recently teaching us nothing will ever go smooth. Hopefully they will roll out Windows 10 on PC with only a few small problems and patch it quickly as not having to look at everything at once.