Microsoft Rolls Out Firmware Update For Lumia 950/950 XL

Microsoft announced the first firmware update for the recently released Lumia 950 and 950 XL Windows 10-based smartphones. European users were among the first to see the new update for the Microsoft devices, but U.S. customers may have to wait a bit before they see it.

The new firmware, version 01078.00027.15506.020xx, features several improvements to the phone’s stability, performance, SD card support, automatic display brightness, camera issues and a fix for a 4K video problem that was causing stripes to appear while playing a video.

These improvements are a welcomed announcement, but U.S. carriers seem to be slow to the punch, as we cannot confirm that AT&T or T-Mobile (the only two companies that currently support the Lumia 950 and 950 XL domestically) have deployed the patch as of yet. Microsoft noted that the availability of the firmware update “may depend on your network service provider,” ominously shifting responsibility to the carriers, which as of right now, seem to be lagging behind.

Derek Forrest is an Associate Contributing Writer for Tom’s Hardware and Tom’s IT Pro. Follow him on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook, Google+, RSS, Twitter and YouTube.

Derek Forrest
Derek Forrest is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He writes hardware news and reviews gaming desktops and laptops.
  • agnickolov
    I'd like to see the Lumia 950 XL actually available for purchase...
  • I'd like to see the Lumia 950 XL actually available for purchase...
    It has been 'in stock' at Amazon almost since the day of release!
  • Nintendork
    They really need to make mobile OS, data carrier agnostic.
  • extremebadass
    I have owned a nokia lumia 1320 for 1.5 years now. It's really hard to buy accessories for it only what's available online. The phone was good but the os is limited with support, and i mean windows as well. They don't even list any of the phones from when they took over Nokia. Android and apple have a stranglehold on the mobile market.I cannot even get Songpal app, for my headunit which is apple and android compatible.I cannot even get the game bf4 stats app for the phone.I can't post to who i want to in fb because the fb app doesn't give you the option it's crap. I will be going back to an android.When my contract expires.Androids just give you better value for money.Even the windows os is very limited.When connecting with bluetooth it doesn't give you the option to delete previous connections.
  • atheus
    Wait wait waaaait... Microsoft let T-Mobile get between them and the customers for updates on their phones? Very bad plan, Microsoft. Take it from a guy with a T-Mobile Galaxy S4 still running Android 4.4.4 (as far as I know, all the other carriers have at least updated the GS4 to 5.0+). Here I was considering swapping to a MS phone because I was sick of receiving OS updates on my Android with a time frame of late to never.
  • MagusALL
    Waiting for the Surface Phone then I will drop $600 on a Windows Phone so long as they are moving in the right direction by then. Proud owner of a Lumia 928 for years now and I use Windows 10 Pro at home so I want to see this work. They already are killing with the Surface Pro 4 and even the Surface 3. Windows 10 is a solid OS. We just need some of the popular apps to drop at the same time as iOS and Android and Microsoft is Golden. Game makers should rethink making good games for WP8.1 and WP10. One good tower defense game like Kingdom Rush and they would make additional millions of dollars. Foolish not to jump on a platform just because others aren't on it yet. Be the one and rule the market. Code dammit CODE!!!