What you need to know
- Windows 10 Mobile support officially ends today.
- Going forward, the operating system will receive no more security updates.
- Backend services will phase out over time as well.
Windows 10 Mobile officially reached end of support today. The operating system will receive no more security updates going forward. Additionally, backend services will phase out over time. The end of support date has been known for a long time, but today is the official cutoff point. Microsoft has an FAQ page that answers many questions about what end of support means and what Windows 10 Mobile users can do.
Windows 10 Mobile and its predecessor Windows Phone 8/8.1 were loved by many but ultimately failed to compete with Android and iOS. Many debate what caused the death of Windows 10 Mobile and Windows Phone, but the reality is that Microsoft has moved on, including moving on from supporting the operating system.
Instead, Microsoft pushed its mobile efforts towards Android and iOS. This year, Microsoft announced a major partnership with Samsung, greatly enhanced the capabilities of the Your Phone app, launched the preview version of Project xCloud on Android, and announced the Surface Duo.
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