If you want a smartphone, you have usually only two operating systems to choose from – Android and iOS. It’s shame what did Microsoft with its Windows 10 Mobile. I’m former user of Lumia smartphone and I liked Windows 10 Mobile. Though my heart belongs to Apple, Windows 10 Mobile was very good operating system, I liked it much more than Android – I’m saying this as former owner of two smartphones powered by Android. Fail of Windows 10 Mobile is typical example when bad managers’ decisions and not hearing coders’ voice may sink whole platform. It had great potential with brand-new desktop Windows 10 combo, something like Apple did with iPhone + Mac combo. Mobile Windows was great and it will be forever in our silicon hearts.
Microsoft said that the latest version of Windows 10 Mobile will be supported till December 10, 2019. But at the end of last week, Microsoft prolonged support to January 14, 2020. It’s the same date when ends support for Windows 7.
Smartphones based on Windows 10 Mobile, mostly Lumias, will work after this date, but without any updates. Also, all related services will be slowly discontinued.
Lumia models 640 and 640 XL are already out of support. Window 10 Mobile version 1703 was the last supported OS version and these models reached end of support on June 11, 2019.
For more informations, read Windows 10 Mobile End of Support: FAQ.