Windows 10 phones had a hard time fighting for their existence in the market and this long battle now seems to come to an end as Microsoft announces the end of support for its Windows 10 Mobile devices.
Way back in 2017, it was quite clear that Microsoft is no longer interested in expanding its hardware support for Its Windows 10 phone OS, although it still continued providing software support. But now, in its end of support statement, Microsoft has clearly declared that they are not going to extend that support any longer after December this year. And by that we mean, that Microsoft is requesting all its existing Mobile Users to switch to Android or iOS devices as soon as possible by the end of the year.
“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 organization 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.
The complete says that Microsoft isn’t a self-centered company and hence it will keep on providing support for its Apps on other platforms like Android and iOS too.
Also, in a statement, Microsoft reveals the fact that it no longer looks towards Cortana as a competitor for Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa and in fact Microsoft plans to extend its support in a such a way that Cortana can be used and accessed even through Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa.
Back in 2017, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) reportedly scrapped as many as 36,000 Windows phones and replaced them with iPhone devices after previous acknowledgment that Microsoft mobile support would be ending.