Microsoft provides Windows 10 Mobile some additional time before the end

For the past year, Microsoft has been cautioning Windows 10 Mobile clients that after the December 10 Patch Tuesday there would be no more updates. Be that as it may, presently, Microsoft has chosen to give its old mobile operating system one more month before pulling the plug on it for good.

Windows Latest detected the new timeline, which Microsoft discreetly posted in a Friday update to its original support page for the December 10 update KB4522812.

“Windows 10 Mobile, version 1709 will reach the end of service on January 14, 2020. Devices running Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise will no longer receive monthly security and quality updates that contain protection from the latest security threats,” Microsoft stated.

Microsoft’s original FAQ on the Windows 10 Mobile finish of support page still states December 10 as the cut-off date.

“Your Windows 10 Mobile device should continue to work after December 10, 2019, but there will be no updates after that date (including security updates) and device backup functionality and other backend services will be phased out as described above,” it currently states.

The only outstanding thing about the new January 14 cut-off is that it presently aligns with the finish of free support for Windows 7, which gets its keep going patch on that date. From that point onward, Microsoft will begin pushing full-screen security warnings on Windows 7 PCs. Be that as it may, there’s no obvious connection between Windows 7 and Windows 10 Mobile.

Microsoft has step by step been switching off the lights on Windows Phone infrastructure over the previous year. Yesterday it killed the application store for Windows Phone 8.1. In October Microsoft was empowering Windows Phone 8.1 clients with Lumia gadgets to update to Windows 10 Mobile.

Microsoft’s next move in mobile doesn’t include a homegrown operating system. One year from now it will launch the dual-screen Windows 10X Neo and the Android-powered Duo.

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Doug Harris

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