Windows 10 Mobile To Fall Out of Support in December

Microsoft essentially admits defeat, looking to turn Cortana into a Google Assistant 'skill'

Microsoft essentially admits defeat, looking to turn Cortana into a Google Assistant 'skill'

Officials at Microsoft have invested their one year working on the public repositioning of Cortana from standalone digital assistant to assistance aide.

Microsoft previously ended Windows Phone 8.1 support on July 11th 2017, so the end of Windows 10 Mobile support is not unexpected. What was originally a neat take on the Windows operating system in a mobile capacity complete with a cool jump between devices that would have happened in Microsoft's "continuum" concept turned out to be a failure.

The forerunning Windows Mobile software was poor and lagged way behind the emerging iOS and Android for around three years after the iPhone launched in 2007. Instead, Microsoft suggests moving to a supported Android or iOS device for your mobile needs. As Microsoft moves on from the operating system, services such as automated and manual backups for settings and applications will be phased out as of March 10, 2020.

Some functionality for Window 10 Mobile devices will begin to fade, too.

Microsoft has published a FAQ page which details what the end of support for the Windows 10 Mobile will entail. However, end of support means that no more free security patches will be arriving from Microsoft. Alongside the company is also building apps that would work across foldable as well as dual screen devices.

As per the report by Microsoft, on 10 December 2019, Microsoft will end all the services for Window phone or you can say Window 10 smartphone. At a media event this month, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that the firm no longer sees Cortana as a competitor to Alexa or Google Assistant. If you're wondering about 1803 and 1809, these builds never made it to Windows Phones.

The Windows Device Recovery tool will remain available to provide recovery images for Windows 10 Mobile devices.

The browser allows users to share websites, apps, photos and other information between phones and Windows PC. Both an iOS and Android version of Outlook exists, along with an iOS and Android version of OneDrive. If it starts with 10, you've the Windows 10 Mobile. Sadly this was also a big failure for them, and Microsoft finally wrote down it is 7.6 billion dollar Nokia purchase.

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