In this Windows 10 Mobile FAQ, the company includes this note: 'With the Windows 10 Mobile OS end of support [planned for December 10], we recommend that customers move to a supported Android or iOS device.' As The Verge notes in a piece today, it's a not unexpected development.
What this means for you: If you own a Windows Mobile phone, you're going to have to migrate your phone's data onto an iOS or Android device, if you haven't already.
David Ramel is the editor of Visual Studio Magazine.
It really will be the end for Microsoft's flagship mobile OS, which first got released back in November of 2015 but never gained a strong market foothold. A handful of online tools could work for as long as a year after the end of support, but Microsoft isn't making any promises.
Microsoft's Windows phone platform is dead and it's official now.
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While reserved space allocation will happen automatically and can not be disabled without some registry modifications (if that even sticks when Microsoft's update goes public in April), there are ways to minimise how much room it will take up.
If you've been putting off installing the Windows 10 October 2018 Update - for obvious reasons - avoiding it will soon become a lot harder in the coming weeks. Let's go over exactly how much space Microsoft is planning to section out on your PC, and how to keep it as low as possible.
Microsoft itself no longer sells Windows phones, but certain models, like the HP Elite X3, continue to be available from various retailers.
The more serious problem is the transition away from Windows 7.
In August Belfiore revealed he uses the Microsoft Edition of Samsung Galaxy S8 and switched to Android for better apps and hardware.
Windows Update still supports updates for Windows 10 Mobile devices.
'We regret to inform you that at the end of March, the app version you're using is no longer supported and you cannot send and receive messages.