RIP Windows 10 Mobile: Microsoft to finally kill off its phone software this year

Microsoft is finally killing off Windows 10 Mobile in December. 

The internet giant updated its Windows 10 Mobile support page to reflect the fact that it’s no longer going to support the troubled operating system at the end of the year. 

Now, it’s advising that users switch to an iPhone or Android phone. 

It will officially stop supporting Windows 10 Mobile, previously referred to as Windows Phones, starting December 10th, 2019. 

At that point, users will no longer receive ‘new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free assisted support options, or online technical content updates from Microsoft for free.’

‘With the Windows 10 Mobile OS end of support, we recommend that customers move to a supported Android or iOS device,’ the company explained. 

‘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.’

The last version of Windows Mobile 10 will be version 1709, which was released in October 2017. 

Microsoft added that some features like photo uploads and ‘restoring a device from an existing device backup’ may continue to work up to one year after it ends support for Windows 10 Mobile.

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