However, the support continued for the devices, until Microsoft ceased support for Windows 8.1 Mobile in 2017. Mobiles that run Windows 10 Mobile version 1703 on the other hand won't receive updates after June 11, 2019 anymore.
The big picture: Windows 10 Mobile has been on life support for years and while we can't say that it's a surprise to see support winding down, it's an important development nevertheless.
The internet giant updated its Windows 10 Mobile support page to reflect the fact that it's no longer going to support the troubled operating system at the end of the year.
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Microsoft is now recommending that Windows 10 Mobile users move to iOS or Android devices. After suffering the pain of seeing your beloved Windows Phone losing support, you should probably steer clear of some older iPhones, perhaps even the iPhone 7.
After Microsoft retires support in December, backups of devices for configuration and some applications will continue for three months until March 10, 2020. It seems likely devices such as the HoloLens 2, any radically different Surface device (such as a foldable) or a new generation of Xbox devices will all be affected.
"Of course we'll continue to support the platform. bug fixes, security updates, etc".
To create a manual backup, users can head to the settings panel and click on the "update and security" tab. Microsoft has tried for quite some time to make it happen, but to no avail. Anyone who wants to jump on the update early can manually trigger an update in Windows 10, but we'd suggest waiting this one out. Skype and WhatsApp had also withdrawn their services from phones run on Windows. After December 10th, any Windows 10 Mobile on the 1709 build will stop receiving any updates whether security related or not. Select Back up now. That means if you liked the simplicity of having a Windows Phone, the P smart 2019 should appeal here.