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Windows hasn't had a lot of press in a while, and there's a good reason why: ever since Microsoft stopped making phones and concentrated on everything else, Windows Mobile has been left to die.

The latest release of Windows 10 Mobile, version 1709, launched in October 2017 for most phones. Related: Microsoft All Set To Bid Farewell to Windows 7 now, suggestions for Android or iOS gadgets are being made for Windows 10 mobile clients by the Microsoft. Microsoft advised users to move to an Android or iOS device as Windows 10 Mobile support winds down.

Either way, after these end-of-support dates, your Windows 10 phone will be unsafe to use, as Microsoft will no longer be keeping it updated with security patches to combat viruses and malware. Much to the dismay of Windows 10 Mobile fans, Microsoft was ready to wash its hands of the platform.

The company is ending support for the Windows 10 Mobile OS later this year on December 10.

As per the report by Microsoft, on 10 December 2019, Microsoft will end all the services for Window phone or you can say Window 10 smartphone. Microsoft specifically asks what "you want Windows to do (or stop doing)" while gaming, what optimisations you want Windows to implement, and what "other gaming features" you'd like to see. Microsoft also announced that it is not considering its voice assistant - Cortana as competition to Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa. Later It was released for Windows 10 and other platforms.

If you wish to continue using your old Windows Mobile device, it would be advisable to backup your phone. However, features such as photo uploads, and restoring a backup of a database may work for an additional 12 months. Potentially, we could see some unique apps for both iOS and Android that Apple and Android developers haven't made yet. Microsoft isn't just ending its mobile OS for consumers as the Enterprise edition of Windows 10 Mobile will be going away, too.

Interestingly, Microsoft has worked hard on cross-platform support for their leading products such as Microsoft Word and entire Office suite.

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