Life After Windows Phone: What Phone to Move To

Life After Windows Phone: What Phone to Move To

Life After Windows Phone: What Phone to Move To

Named for the artificial intelligence companion to the Master Chief in Microsoft's Halo franchise, Cortana launched in April 2014 for Windows Phone and soon followed onto the desktop.

Ending the support means that there won't be any updates for the Windows phone after December 10 and some of the phone features will stop working.

The good 'ol Microsoft Windows Phone is now dead as Microsoft now officially recommends using iPhone or Android.

Both Microsoft and third-party apps on Windows Mobile devices have a different support system and are separate from the general operating system support.

"Windows 10 Mobile users will no longer be eligible to receive new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free assisted support options or online technical content updates from Microsoft for free".

It further stated that after the end of support, the automatic or manual creation of new device backups for settings and certain apps will continue till March 10, 2020. As such, those devices will reach the end of support a bit earlier on June 11, 2019.

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The end of Windows 10 Mobile and the focus on producing applications for Android and iOS devices marks an end of an era of failed attempts to create a major mobile operating system.

For more specifics on the end of Windows 10 Mobile, check out Microsoft's FAQ here.

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. In an other statement, Microsoft also made clear that their Virtual Assistant Cortana is no longer in direct competition with Google Assistant and Amazon's Alexa. Terry Myerson, the former head of Windows Phone, talked a bit about its failure in March of previous year.

The company suggests Windows 10 Mobile users should switch to Android or iOS devices.

It's nearly here. The end of Windows on phones.

Microsoft revealed in 2016 that its mobile OS wouldn't be a priority that year and in late 2017, executives reiterated that stance. Indeed, Microsoft is now looking to reposition Cortana even in its own products as the AI backbone across its services.

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