Effective 14 January 2020, Windows 10 Mobile is officially dead. Microsoft’s mobile operating system has reached End of Life (EOL) status and the company has released a final cumulative update. Windows 10 Mobile OS Build 1524.603 is being pushed out to devices such as the Lumia 950 and HP Elite x3.
This build of Windows 10 Mobile (for Windows 10 Mobile version 1709) will be the last update for the OS, ever, bringing with it security fixes and general improvements.
The list of fixes is as below:
Security updates to the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Media, Windows Virtualization, Windows Storage and Filesystems, and Windows Server.
The end of support for Windows 10 Mobile version 1709 was initially set for December 2019, but Microsoft pushed it to 14 January 2020, last month.
While Microsoft is ending support for its four-year-old OS, you can still use your Windows Phone device. Take note that some apps may not work—the most recent being WhatsApp.
After today, you’ll still be able to back up your device, settings and data of some apps, up until 10 March 2020.
However, some backup features including photo uploads may continue to work for up to 12 months. Microsoft is supporting Office Mobile apps for Windows 10 Mobile until end of January 2021.
Microsoft is recommending Windows 10 Mobile users to switch to a supported Android or iOS device.
The company has created been actively developing apps for other mobile platforms.
It recently rolled out a dedicated launcher for Android. The company also developed an app called “Your Phone” that preserves the most important features of an Android device namely messages, notifications, and calls.
Are you or were you ever a Windows 10 Mobile or Windows Phone user? What are your thoughts on the operating system’s demise?
VIA Windows Latest