Microsoft ends Windows 10 Mobile support tomorrow

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Windows 10 Mobile is over: Prepare for final security patches as support ends

Microsoft acknowledged back in 2017 that it would no longer be developing Windows Phone.

With end of support for Windows 10 Mobile version 1709 all Windows 10 Mobile devices have moved out of any security update support from Microsoft.

While Microsoft Office apps for Windows 10 Mobile will still be supported until January 12, 2021, Microsoft recommends users transition over to an Android or iOS device anyway.

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Users of the Windows 7 laptop and desktop OS will also find support cut off this time next month - 14 January 2020 to be precise.

"There's no doubt that the antitrust lawsuit was bad for Microsoft, and we would have been more focused on creating the phone operating system".

Microsoft's lifecycle FAQ page doesn't capture the drama smartphones caused to Microsoft. This is being done so that businesses which have not yet migrated to Windows 10, and run critical applications on Windows 7 aren't left in the lurch. Windows 10 Mobile was a commercial flop and it's been years since Microsoft released a new Lumia smartphone. A quick reminder: the Windows Phone 8.1 app store is closing its doors on December 16. That means that the mobile operating system, which hasn't been able to compete with Android and iOS for years now, will no longer receive updates, patches and hotfixes.

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Microsoft in November began inviting interested developers to its preview program so it could "share how developers can unlock this new era of mobile creativity" without having to change too much code in existing apps.

It has also recently announced two new mobile devices in the Surface lineup, called the Surface Neo and Surface Duo.

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