Microsoft Tells Windows Phone Users To Switch To iPhone or Android

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Microsoft once thought that they could beat the big three – iPhone, Android, and Blackberry. But unfortunately, that didn’t happen, and so the company has decided to end its upgrade and support for Windows 10 Mobile starting December of this year. Seemingly, this software giant has accepted defeat and acknowledged that Android is the mobile version of Windows.


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There are many reasons why Windows 10 Mobile didn’t make it on mobile, one of the biggest was probably because Microsoft did not offer as many apps as what iPhone and Android have, including popular ones that were made available on both. In 2017, Microsoft informed the public that the company would no longer develop new features for Windows 10 Mobile. However, the software and security updates have continued, and it will only last until December 10, 2019. All mobile devices that use Windows 10 Mobile will be unsupported after the said date.  


Microsoft’s latest FAQ update says - “With the Windows 10 Mobile OS end of support, we recommend that customers move to a supported Android or iOS device.” And to make it clear to the public of what embodies “support” and what users can expect if the company ceases the support for Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft added - “After the end of support, automatic or manual creation of new device backups for settings and some applications will continue for 3 months, ending March 10, 2020.  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.”

At present, Microsoft is directing all its mobile efforts on developing more apps and services for iOS and Android devices. And with these two giants dominating the mobile industry, it is now up to the existing Windows 10 Mobile users to choose the operating system they should go for to support their needs.


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