Microsoft: Switch to iOS or Android because Windows 10 Mobile is ending

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Microsoft: Switch to iOS or Android because Windows 10 Mobile is ending

Post by burger2227 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:50 am

Microsoft: Switch to iOS or Android because Windows 10 Mobile is ending
Windows 10 Mobile will receive its last patches and security updates on December 10, 2019 as Microsoft winds down the last remaining bit of development on its smartphone platform.

Certain online services will continue to operate beyond that date; device backups for settings and applications will work for three months, to March 10, 2020, and photo uploads and restoring devices from backups will work for 12 months beyond the end of support.

From the sole perspective of running Microsoft's applications, Android is the better choice; the operating system is more flexible, enabling deeper integration and richer functionality. iOS, however, remains the better choice for long-term operating system support and updates.
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Re: Microsoft: Switch to iOS or Android because Windows 10 Mobile is ending

Post by burger2227 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:21 am

Windows 10 Mobile reaches its end of life on Tuesday
Still, Microsoft had a responsibility to support the devices it did sell to customers, especially enterprise customers. That responsibility finally ends on December 10 and those devices will no longer receive even security updates. The phones will continue working, of course, and Microsoft has not announced any end for access to Microsoft Store apps. Support for apps and other software will, of course, be up to developers and OEMs.

Microsoft’s attempts at carving out a niche in the mobile market have so far failed but it hasn’t given up trying. 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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