Microsoft to officially 'terminate' Windows phones

Microsoft to officially 'terminate' Windows phones

Microsoft to officially 'terminate' Windows phones

Microsoft has released an FAQ for users who may still be using the Windows 10 Mobile handsets.

Under the "What should Windows 10 Mobile customers do now?" section of the FAQ, Microsoft now recommends "that customers move to a supported Android or iOS device".

It also mentions that Microsoft is working with many commercial customers to make sure it is successfully migrated to a supported platform before the end of support date.

David Ramel is the editor of Visual Studio Magazine. "Goal of Microsoft is a mission statement to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more compels us to support our Mobile apps on those platforms and devices". The vast majority of applications for this platform are no longer updated, because the developers abandoned them back in 2016 - 2017, zareklis never have to deal with Microsoft on mobile platforms. In the wake of the problems, Microsoft introduced a way for those testing early builds of the OS under the Windows Insider Program to flag the severity of bugs and committed to "improve our ability to prevent issues". It's now announced it will completely cease support for the failed mobile OS at the end of 2019. 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. Microsoft isn't just ending its mobile OS for consumers as the Enterprise edition of Windows 10 Mobile will be going away, too.

Microsoft has put a lot of effort into both the iPhone and Android, where its Office products are available.

The company previously announced Windows Phone's death back in 2017. Now they're telling current Windows Mobile users that it's time to move on. Microsoft has not yet confirmed the partnership or has made any such announcements though.

While phased rollouts have commenced, Microsoft says the there are four software/hardware configurations that won't receive the automatic update. Let's go over exactly how much space Microsoft is planning to section out on your PC, and how to keep it as low as possible. Typically, iOS is the priority with Android running a close second, but then few would bother with Windows Phone due to the small pool of users. This new device is expected to work in five different forms, each with its own operation modes, which range from desktop, tablet and even smart device.

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