Windows Mobile offically dead in the water

Joanna Estrada
December 9, 2019

We're only a day away from the next Patch Tuesday cycle, and as it happens every month, the rollout will include Windows 10 cumulative updates as well. The list includes both Android and iOS since those are the dominating ecosystems after the demise of Windows 10 Mobile.

With the end of support for Windows 10 Mobiles, Windows Phone as an OS is official dead. Last month he opined that the world would be on Windows Mobile if he had not been distracted by his self-made antitrust problems in the USA and Europe.

"There's no doubt that the antitrust lawsuit was bad for Microsoft, and we would have been more focused on creating the phone operating system".

The users have hacked the ESU and found a way to bypass Microsoft's checks which were put in place to verify that a user was indeed meant to receive updates.

Microsoft's lifecycle FAQ page doesn't capture the drama smartphones caused to Microsoft.

Still, Microsoft had a responsibility to support the devices it did sell to customers, especially enterprise customers. The phones will continue working, of course, and Microsoft has not announced any end for access to Microsoft Store apps. "On that date, app users will no longer receive security updates, non-security hotfixes, free assisted support options or online technical content updates from Microsoft", the company explained.

Microsoft in November began inviting interested developers to its preview program so it could "share how developers can unlock this new era of mobile creativity" without having to change too much code in existing apps. Its latest seem to now revolve around getting Android app developers to design or redesign their software using its Fluent design language as well as other API, like the ones that would make them work properly on dual screen devices like the upcoming Surface Duo.

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