Windows 10 Mobile is dead.
No, I am being serious.
Yes, for real for real.
It is dead. Dead dead.
Here’s the story.
Microsoft recently published a support page detailing Windows 10 Mobile’s upcoming End of Support. The company said that all Windows 10 Mobile users are no longer eligible to receive updates, including security updates, from December 10, 2019. Devices that are running Windows 10 Mobile version 1703 will no longer receive support even earlier — on June 11th, 2019.
After your device reaches end of support, some of the features will slowly stop working and Microsoft won’t do anything about it. That includes automatic or manual device backups, which will end on March 10, 2020. And services like photo uploads and restoring a device from an existing device backup may only work for up to an additional 12 month after the end of support.
The way out of all this? Switch to Android and iOS, says Microsoft.
“Microsoft’s 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 company said, recommending users to move to an Android or iOS device.
Windows 10 Mobile is probably going to die a couple more times before everyone forgets about it. But if you still happen to be using a Windows 10 Mobile device, you should probably try looking for a new phone before things stop working — because Microsoft won’t be there to support you.