PSA: Microsoft ends Windows 10 Mobile support tomorrow
Tomorrow, December 10, 2019, Microsoft will be officially ending its support for Windows 10 Mobile. Office support will end later too.
Windows 10 Mobile gets another update before it is retired in December
A new Windows 10 Mobile update is rolling out to devices with the Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update installed, and brings a couple of fixes.
Windows 10 Mobile gets probably its last update
A new Windows 10 Mobile update is ready to apply to phones, as Microsoft didn’t forget about the OS. It will stop support in December though.
Microsoft ends Windows 10 Mobile support on December 10
Windows Phone fans saw this coming long ago, some probably wonder why this announcement took so long. For the hardcore, there’s still time to cherish it.
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Just in case you needed one more cruel reminder Windows 10 Mobile is not coming back from the dead, Instagram has removed its support for the once-promising platform.
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Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 Mobile enters impulse buy territory at $99.99
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Wileyfox Pro with Windows 10 Mobile goes up for pre-order in the UK ahead of December 4 release
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Verizon HP Elite x3 available from the Microsoft Store for $599
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RIP Windows 10 Mobile: No new features, no new hardware, just bug fixes going forward
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HP Elite x3 to remain on sale “through 2019”
Windows 10 Mobile still has a bastion smartphone to hang onto, at least commercially, for the next couple years and change.
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