Windows 10 Mobile receives update on 'Patch Tuesday'
Windows 10 Mobile is dying, but it received a "Patch Tuesday" update this month.
What you need to know
- Windows 10 Mobile received an update through this month's "Patch Tuesday."
- The update includes some of the same fixes that shipped to Windows 10 this week.
- Windows 10 Mobile is losing official support in December 2019.
Windows 10 Mobile received an update this week as part of Microsoft's "Patch Tuesday" (via OnMSFT). The update includes some bug fixes that also shipped to Windows 10 devices this week.
The update brings Windows 10 Mobile's build to 15254.575. That build number is significantly lower than Windows 10, which has builds as high as 18362.239. Here is what the Windows 10 Mobile Update includes:
- Addresses an issue that may cause BitLocker to go into recovery mode if BitLocker is being provisioned at the same time as updates are being installed.
- Security updates to Windows Wireless Networking, Windows Server, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Microsoft Graphics Component, Internet Explorer, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Virtualization, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Kernel, Microsoft Edge, and Windows Cryptography.
Windows 10 Mobile is officially losing support on December 10, 2019 according to Microsoft's Update Lifecycle page. While Windows 10 Mobile has been mostly abandoned for a while now, there are still some users using it on their primary phones.
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