Microsoft advises using iOS or Android instead.
Just last weekend, Microsoft has quietly published an end of support article for Windows 10 Mobile which confirms that the company is planning to make Windows Phone obsolete. This also means Microsoft is admitting defeat after fierce competition from Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating system.
It was mentioned in the support document that Microsoft is planning to cease all security updates for Windows 10 Mobile by December 10, 2019 – giving users a year to migrate to a new device. “With the Windows 10 Mobile OS end of support, we recommend that customers move to a supported Android or iOS device. Microsoft’s mission statement to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more compels us to support our Mobile apps on those platforms and devices,” Microsoft said in the FAQ.
Windows 10 Mobile was part of Microsoft’s one platform for all devices strategy. While it worked well for desktops, notebooks and the Xbox One which now all run on Windows 10, the same success couldn’t be replicated on mobile. The lack of support from the developers frustrated users, and developers themselves admitted that they couldn’t invest in a platform with so little users.
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