Nokia Lumia or Microsoft Lumia is set to mobile phone firstly developed and promoted by Nokia and then Microsoft. This series was introduced in November 2011 and was developed as a result of a partnership between Microsoft and Nokia due to decline in business of Nokia. The phones of Microsoft Lumia series worked on Windows operating system.

Initially, this Lumia series was powered and marketed by Nokia. But with the selling of mobile device business of Nokia Company to Microsoft, this series was upheld by Microsoft. Accordingly, Nokia brand was used on Lumia series until October 2014, later on, it ceased Nokia name in all the productions and promotions of the smartphone. And finally in November 2014, the first Microsoft branded Lumia phone was announced i.e. Lumia 535. Along with Microsoft Lumia 435, 532, 640, 640XL, 430 and 540 were launched during the year 2015 till April, and they were running on Windows 8.1 operating system with dual sim. The Lumia 640 comes with the 5-inch screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and fingerprint resistant coating. It was powered by 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM. Lumia 640 XL came with the 5.7-inch screen, and same basic hardware and network connectivity specifications were used as in Lumia 640. It featured a Zeiss-engineered 13MP rear camera with LED Flash as well as 5MP front camera. This Lumia series ship with Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 and were upgradeable to Windows 10.

In November 2014, the unofficial announcement was made to update all the phones running on Windows 8 and 8.1 to Windows 10. But then this announcement retreated, and they stated that they would target “majority” of Lumia phones, not all. In the following year 2015, restructuring of Microsoft Lumia was planned by Microsoft that that included upgrading of Windows operating system of all the Lumia devices. And releasing new devices with upgraded windows and features was also reported.

Microsoft Devices & Studios Engineering Group got merged and planned for restructuring of Lumia devices and new “Microsoft Devices” unit will be headed and many new Microsoft hardware products such as Xbox, HoloLens and Band will be launched along with Lumia. In this regard, in October 2015, the first series of devices running on Windows 10 operating system was announced by Microsoft, the Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, and Lumia 550. And Microsoft announced its most recent mobile phone i.e. Lumia 650 in February 2016. Lumia 650 primarily aims at business users and supports business applications from Microsoft as well as security features like device encryption and remote wiping. Because of hardware limitations, does not support Continuum. It has both single sim and dual sim variant.

Several unique updates have been released to Lumia devices and mostly software and firmware combination updates including new technological support, imaging improvement bug fixes and features updates were released. Due to the exclusive use of Window phones in Lumia devices, major operating system updates are often bundled with the firmware updates upon release.

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