Microsoft recommend move to Android, iOS as Windows 10 Mobile support ends

Microsoft says anyone who still uses its Windows 10 mobile platform — once called Windows Phone — should switch over to an iPhone or an Android phone. A change to the Windows 10 Mobile support page was first spotted by Thurrott, a site that covers Microsoft.
Microsoft said that on Dec. 10, 2019, it will stop sending “new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free assisted support options, or technical content updates from Microsoft for free.” In other words, there aren’t going to be any more updates, and only a few phone models will even be supported until that final date.
The company wrote in a support page FAQ that users of Windows 10 Mobileshould switch to an Android or iOS device as it prepares to end support for Win 10 Mobile on Dec. 10.
“With the Windows 10 Mobile OS end of support, we recommend that customers move to a supported Android or iOS device,” the post reads. “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.”
Windows 10 Mobile version 1709, released in October 2017, is the platform’s final release. Users won’t be able to get security updates after Dec. 10. Support will end on that date for all Windows 10 Mobile products, including Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise, the company wrote in another FAQ.
The move may not come as much of a surprise. Joe Belfiore, corporate vice president of Windows 10, tweeted in October 2017 that Microsoft would continue to support Windows 10 Mobile with bug fixes and security updates, but new features and hardware would no longer be the focus.

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