End of support for Windows 10 Mobile

It was back in 2017, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) reportedly scrapped as many as 36,000 Windows phones and replaced them with iPhones after previous acknowledgment that Microsoft mobile support would be ending. Now in the recent development, tech giant Microsoft has asked its users to switch to an Android or iOS device as it announced the end of support for Windows 10 Mobile.

Microsoft will stop issuing security updates to smartphones running Windows 10 Mobile on December 10, 2019.

In an “End of Support” page, the company told users that Windows 10 Mobile will stop receiving new security updates after December 10.

“With the Windows 10 Mobile OS end of support, we recommend that customers move to a supported Android or iOS device. Microsoft’s mission statement to empower every person and every organisation on the planet to achieve more, compels us to support our Mobile apps on those platforms and devices,” the company wrote in the support page late on Friday.

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Under the “What should Windows 10 Mobile customers do now?” section of the FAQ, Microsoft now recommends “that customers move to a supported Android or iOS device.”

Windows 10 Mobile users stopped getting new features and non-security related updates in October 2017 with version 1709. The company kept issuing security updates for those staunch Windows 10 Mobile users for over a year, but the time has finally come even for the Windows 10 Mobile enthusiast to make the switch.

Without security updates, Windows 10 Mobile users who continue to use Windows mobile devices will put themselves at a higher risk to security threats, whether it be a hack or a malware attack that can leave your sensitive and personal information exposed.

End of support for Windows 10 Mobile is the end of an era and also step seems to be like completing the formality, as all most all the windows users has switched to Android or iOS. So, if you are one of those who still uses Windows smartphones should let us know in comment section below.

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