Windows 10 Mobile's life support will be switched off in December


Microsoft recently updated its support page for Windows 10 Mobile to note the change in status.

At one point it was a promising new mobile ecosystem.

For now, I suppose the best move is to heed Microsoft's advice and drop the doomed mobile OS before it's too late.

"Without the security updates, Windows mobile users will be at a higher risk to security threats, including hacks or malware attacks that can expose users" personal information. However, customers who still wish to use Windows 10 Mobile device after the deadline should create manual backup. Third parties or paid support programs may provide ongoing support, we're told, but these won't be publically provided updates. Following each failed new venture by Microsoft (Windows phones, Microsoft Band, now Cortana speakers) it is likely any new device Microsoft launches will come with a perceived expiration date which will cast a shadow over its prospect of success, making for a self-fulfilling prophecy. Back in 2017 the company announced that it won't release new features and hardware anymore when it comes to the Windows Phone OS. Mobiles that run Windows 10 Mobile version 1703 on the other hand won't receive updates after June 11, 2019 anymore.

Microsoft acknowledged back in 2017 that it would no longer be developing Windows Phone.

In fact, with Microsoft pulling the plug on Windows 10 Mobile on December 10 this year (2019), the Windows-maker is suggesting moving to something a little more popular. However, features such as photo uploads, and restoring a backup of a database may work for an additional 12 months. More than just being a smartphone device, it'll also be a desktop experience and is expected to "blur the lines between mobile and stationary computing", according to a Hindustani Times report. 'You should be able to use it on Google Assistant, ' he said during the media event. In spite of that today, and if you put in a lot of effort, you can still buy some device with this OS, such as the Microsoft Lumia 650, or the lesser-known names such as Wileyfox Pro.

But, Microsoft couldn't keep up with the Android and iOS trends and eventually died out.

So how do you feel about Microsoft finally pulling the plug on their mobile platform?