It's 2018, and at this point Windows phone is beyond dead. Microsoft has confirmed it has no plans to make any new phones running Windows 10 Mobile, and there are no plans to release any new software features for the platform either.
But there are plenty of people out there who are still interested in the platform, and might even be looking into buying a new phone. So is it actually wise to buy a new Windows phone right now? We're going to say no.
If you're an iOS or Android user, there's no reason to switch to Windows 10 Mobile at this point. Existing Windows phone users will want to look at Android if they want the best Microsoft experience on a smartphone. Microsoft's current Windows phone strategy is over.
The fact is that other than live tiles, Windows phone doesn't offer anything unique that Microsoft doesn't offer on Android. You get the same integration between your PC and phone on Android, and in some cases better apps too.
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