Windows Phone is dead! What is next for Windows 10 Mobile users?


A Microsoft support document indicates the Windows 10 Mobile initiative is ending December 10 of this year, after which any remaining users will no longer get security updates, patches, free support and so on.

Windows 10 Mobile struggled to compete against Android and iOS, particularly in terms of the choice of apps.

Additionally, Microsoft recommends Windows 10 Mobile users switch to iOS or Android devices.

Earlier this week, Microsoft reminded customers that official support for Windows 7 ends on January 14, 2020, even posting an official reminder page to encourage customers to hurry up and adopt Windows 10.

David Ramel is the editor of Visual Studio Magazine. Support for the mobile OS is ending later this year. However, the support continued for the devices, until Microsoft ceased support for Windows 8.1 Mobile in 2017.

According to Apple Insider's report, Microsoft announced that it'll stop the Windows Phone 10 support around December 10.

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There will be no more Windows phones after 2019, but how about Microsoft's other "mobile" projects? Potentially, we could see some unique apps for both iOS and Android that Apple and Android developers haven't made yet. While the news was expected, it comes as a blow as several peoples are still using the windows mobile across the world, owing to its build quality and performance.

"Of course we'll continue to support the platform. bug fixes, security updates, etc". While the company avoided saying so at the time, that month's version 1709 would be the OS' last, as confirmed on the Windows 10 Mobile FAQ page. Microsoft once hoped to beat the iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry, CNBC reports. Such innovations from Microsoft will not affect the owners of computers based on the tenth "Windows".

While phased rollouts have commenced, Microsoft says the there are four software/hardware configurations that won't receive the automatic update.

For more specifics on the end of Windows 10 Mobile, check out Microsoft's FAQ here. Typically, iOS is the priority with Android running a close second, but then few would bother with Windows Phone due to the small pool of users.

'We regret to inform you that at the end of March, the app version you're using is no longer supported and you cannot send and receive messages.