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The time has come to bid farewell to Windows 10 Mobile

It's to be expected. Microsoft has announced the date it will cease support for Windows 10 Mobile, so there will be no more security updates. So if your smartphone still works with this operating system, remember the date: December 10, 2019.

As early as 2017, the company warned that it would stop developing new features or new hardware for Windows 10 Mobile, even though it promised to continue with security upgrades. Now, users of this operating system should be thinking about switching. This does not mean that after December 10th these devices will stop working, but they will not receive updates. That's why Microsoft has recommended that its users migrate to Android or iOS.

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That's Windows 10 Mobile / © AndroidPIT (screenshot)

After Microsoft retires support in December, backups of devices for configuration and some applications will continue for three months until March 10, 2020. Microsoft says that some services, such as uploading photos and restoring a device from a backup of an existing device, will continue to work for another 12 months from the end of compatibility.

But who still uses Windows 10 Mobile?

Believe it or not, there are still some users who are reluctant to switch to Android or iOS, but they are finding it increasingly difficult. This news goes hand in hand with the end of Windows Phone 8.1, which arrived on July 11, 2017.

We have to remember that some big manufacturers such as Nokia and HTC bet on this operating system, but their glory days (this operating system came to have a market share of 10% in some countries) passed a long time ago. In spite of that today, and if you put in a lot of effort, you can still buy some device with this OS, such as the Microsoft Lumia 650, or the lesser-known names such as Wileyfox Pro. And I'm sure they're on sale right now...

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The Lumia family has always been a fan of Windows... / © Microsoft

What do you think of this measure? Will anyone miss Windows 10 Mobile?

Source: The Verge

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  • Vijay 3 weeks ago Link to comment

    I just exchanged my last Windows phone (Lumia 650) for Vivo V11 last week. The hardware working but most of the apps stopped working. That was last windows phone for me. Had a Lumia 950 too, unfortunately that died a long back.

    It would be nice if we could buy phones without OS (Like computers) & then buy/use any OS we preferred.


  • Kevin 3 weeks ago Link to comment

    Here is an idea what to do after Windows 10. Bonus: You can protect your privacy by not sharing any personal data with companies like Google. I am using /e/ (e.foundation) on my Galaxy S9 instead of Google Android. It is Android based mobile OS designed with privacy in mind. Does not send any private data like contacts, emails or location to Google. Instead of Google apps it uses open source android apps. So far it works great.


  • I still have a Lumia 925 running 8.1 and I love it. I keep it to run a particular SIM card. Although it doesn't have many apps it just runs so smoothly.


  • Miss you windows Mobile, it was my first smartphone back in 2015.


    • storm 3 weeks ago Link to comment

      It was doomed with lack of interest from the start. Thought it was already out of support.