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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Microsoft rumored to sell its own Android phones soon

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Microsoft still has Windows 10 Mobile phones for sale, even though they were out of stock for a bit

The Microsoft Store was completely out of stock of Windows 10 Mobile phones for a time last week, but they have been replenished this week. There are two models remaining.

No more official Instagram support for Windows 10 Mobile

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.

Former Microsoft exec hits out at carriers and OEMs for Windows Phone failure

The death of Windows Phone comes with some despair, but little surprise. The debate over how it died, perhaps right from its early days, has been dug up again.

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Old versions of Windows Phone loses push notifications tomorrow

Live Tiles will no longer be updated with the deactivation of push notifications on two deprecated versions of Windows Phone.

British phone manufacturer Wileyfox enters administration, dissolution just one step away

Similar to bankruptcy, the “administration” procedure will see Wileyfox make a last-ditch effort to survive in the uber-competitive smartphone world.

Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 Mobile enters impulse buy territory at $99.99

Regardless of your natural distrust of obsolete software platforms, you should definitely consider the latest Alcatel Idol 4S deal on premium hardware grounds.

Groove Music dies and so does Cortana’s music identifying skill

Microsoft’s attempt at a streaming service for its niche audience has been shut down. One of the side effects of this is the loss of one of Cortana’s skills.

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Universal Windows Platform features, but no Spotify UWP yet

Spotify’s Xbox application is UWP-compliant, but not its recently-released desktop app for Windows 10 which some say is just a reheating of its existing x86 app.

The Alcatel IDOL 4s with Windows 10 is now just $169

This Windows 10 Mobile phone with a packaged-in VR headset debuted on T-Mobile at $470. It’s been a year or so, though, and it’s still around.

Wileyfox Pro with Windows 10 pushed back two weeks

Cutting it a little too close to Christmas? Perhaps, but does the Wileyfox Pro need more time to get out to customers? It’s the call from Amazon.

Wileyfox Pro with Windows 10 Mobile goes up for pre-order in the UK ahead of December 4 release

Windows 10 Mobile is still alive… barely, although it would certainly help the losing cause if the Wileyfox Pro wasn’t so wildly overpriced.

Verizon HP Elite x3 available from the Microsoft Store for $599

An initial lot of this Big Red flavor made available online was priced at $500 and sold out pretty quick. It’s now at $599, in-store only.

RIP Windows 10 Mobile: No new features, no new hardware, just bug fixes going forward

The official announcement of Windows 10 Mobile’s death has been a long time coming. Joe Belfiore just dropped the predictable yet sad news on Twitter.

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