13 March 2019
Windows phone which was once considered a potential threat to Androids and iPhones is now finally approaching the end of its life. Though Microsoft had stopped working on any features or updates way back in 2017, it has now urged windows phone users to switch to iOS or Android.
The recent “Windows 10 Mobile, version 1709 (released October 2017) is the last release of Windows 10 Mobile and Microsoft will end support on December 10, 2019, which includes new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free assisted support options, or technical content updates from Microsoft for free.” states Microsoft official support page.
Once the support is pulled back, device backups for settings and some apps will still continue for three months till March 2020, however, “some services including photo uploads and restoring a device from an existing device backup may continue to work for up to another 12 months from end of support.” Microsoft said.
Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia mobiles was an attempt to make Windows-based mobiles inhouse, turned out to be a disaster for both the companies. While the company wanted to take on iOS and Android, in the end, it had to write off a$6.7 billion loss and sold off the Nokia brand.
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