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  • Microsoft is stopping updates for windows mobile OS
  • After cutoff date the mobiles are not secure anymore but functional
  • Company suggesting users to switch to android or ios

Microsoft last windows mobile will stop issuing security updates to smartphones running Windows 10 Mobile on December 10, 2019, and it officially recommends you switch to Android or iOS devices by that time.

The company updated its device operating system life cycle FAQ on January 14 with the new information, saying:

“The end of support date applies to all Windows 10 Mobile products, including Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise. 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.”

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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.

For Windows 10 Mobile users now looking to make the switch to Android or iOS devices, we’d recommend the OnePlus 6T, Samsung Galaxy S9, or Google Pixel 3for Android phones. As for iPhones, you have your pick of the litter between theiPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone XR, and iPhone XS.

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Samba Shiva Thadavarthi
Mr. Shiva is a technologist by profession and technical writer by passion. He has served in several organisations as Research and Development manager and wrote versatile articles on the current trends of technological transformation.

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