Windows 10 Mobile will finally go live for Lumia Icon on Verizon on June 23, as the carrier has completed testing and is now ready to release the operating system to the second device enrolled in its network (the Lumia 735 also received the upgrade to Windows 10 earlier this year).
This can only be good news for Verizon customers who were waiting for the official release of Windows 10 Mobile, especially because the Icon was already running preview builds of the operating system quite flawlessly, so there was no reason to hold it back for too long.
In an announcement spotted by, Verizon reveals that the release of Windows 10 Mobile to Lumia Icon would begin on June 23.
“Verizon Wireless is pleased to announce a software update for your device. This software update has been tested to help optimize device performance, resolve known issues and apply the latest security patches,” Verizon says in the announcement. “Windows 10 Mobile is full of new features and improvements. Please allow additional time for the apps on your device to continue to download after the software update. Ensure your battery is fully charged before starting the software update.”
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in early May, with Gabe Aul, head of the program at that time, explaining that the company was still working to make the official upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile available for devices in this network.
The first preview build of Windows 10 Mobile was rolled out for Lumia Icons on Verizon on May 7, so after more than one month of testing, the final update can finally go live for this model.
There was pretty much no reason for not releasing Windows 10 Mobile to the Lumia Icon since it’s nearly identical to the Lumia 930, one of the devices that received both the upgrade to the stable version and preview builds. Verizon should press the release button in just a few hours, so make sure you charge your Icons to be among the first getting the update.