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Microsoft Suggests Windows 10 Mobile Users Switch to iOS or Android as Support Winds Down

With support for the now-discontinued Windows 10 Mobile devices set to end on December 10, 2019, Microsoft is recommending that its current Windows 10 Mobile customers move to an Android or iOS device instead.

Microsoft made the recommendation in a Windows 10 Mobile support document (via Thurrott) explaining its plans to stop offering security updates and patches for Windows 10 Mobile.

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 ended support for Windows Phone in July 2017 and stopped active development on Windows 10 Mobile in October of that year, leading to the death of the platform. Microsoft struggled to get app developers to write apps for the device, and it was also never able to establish a strong user base.

With the abandonment of Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft has been focusing on other platforms and has a wide array of apps available for both iOS and Android devices.

All customers who have a Windows 10 Mobile device will be able to keep using it after December 10, 2019, but no further updates will be available.



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5 weeks ago
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Rating: 27 Votes
5 weeks ago
Wouldn't it have been easier to call the two people still using it?

Its going to be interesting to see how many pro windows mobile 10 people come out of the woodwork now to say how better it is than IOS.
Rating: 26 Votes
5 weeks ago

MS really missed the ball on a mobile OS.


And it’s 100% Steve Ballmers fault.
Rating: 18 Votes
5 weeks ago
MS really missed the ball on a mobile OS.
Rating: 18 Votes
5 weeks ago
Before she moved to iOS my mum had a Nokia lumia. I really enjoyed it and would have used it over Android any day. It’s a shame it didn’t take off.
Rating: 13 Votes
5 weeks ago
Waiting for traditional Ballmer Laughs at iPhone video link....

Edit: Nevermind
Rating: 11 Votes
5 weeks ago
Part of the failed legacy of Gates and Ballmer. Gates is hailed as some sort of brilliant mind, but it was actually hard work and one momentous piece of luck with IBM adoption. They bought their original horrible OS for $30K from someone else and then had the great fortune to get IBM to license it, and the rest is history. When your OS is default for the manufacturers, it doesn't matter that it was terrible, and the money still pours in. Just like with Internet Explorer. They had a unique lack of vision, unlike Jobs. Kept tinkering with the horrible MS-DOS and couldn't envision things like GUI, mouse, etc. Windows concept was stolen from Apple and only Apple's poor IP protection in its licensing to MSFT kept MSFT from having to pay many billions.

Gates and Ballmer missed on the two greatest innovations and game changers in tech history- the Internet, which Gates admitted he, after pushing from many employees went home one night to really explore the Internet and realized that they had to shift over to it- LOL. Of course, mobile computing was the other great item that they were clueless about, and they never recovered from. Ballmer suffered the final embarrassment of even after wasting $15 Billion on Nokia to try and get into mobile, not understanding the impact the iPhone would have and predicting its failure.

Doesn't mean they weren't good business people and didn't work hard as they rode their monopoly to great profits, but that was despite not being innovative or visionary. After leaving Microsoft, Gates has a steady track record of not being able to envision the future, but because of his wealth is still hailed as some sort of genius and shows up on talk shows. A smart, but not brilliant mind. Ballmer, an average mind who took advantage of his opportunity of being one of first MSFT employees. Kudos for that.
Rating: 9 Votes
5 weeks ago
That's funny - Apple have been convincing their users to switch to competitor products of late.
Rating: 9 Votes
5 weeks ago
Farewell Windows 10 mobile... From a developer point of view you were nice to work with but from a consumer point of view you were just not good. Now get the live tiles off of Windows 10 desktop...

It does seem Microsoft is cutting its losses. First Edge, now this is going away. BizTalk is gone, I think. Maybe they’ll kill Sharepoint (please)....
Rating: 9 Votes
5 weeks ago

Hah, boon Apple was waiting for. Now, all the back stocks will be cleared and TSMC will start full steam ahead with production - to the original target of "more than last year" numbers.


Really? Are there enough Windows phone users to make that a reality? I thought they were as rare as unicorns lol
Rating: 6 Votes

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