Microsoft Killing Windows Phones, Recommends a Switch to Android or iPhone

Microsoft is killing its Windows phones and has recommended everyone who use Windows phone to switch to either iPhone or Android phone.

Microsoft revealed that on 10th December 2019 it will stop sending, “new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free assisted support options or technical content updates from Microsoft for free.” This means that there will be no more Microsoft updates for all the Windows phone users.

Microsoft said, “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 Office Products of Microsoft are available in both iPhone and Android. Also Microsoft has a partnership with Samsung through which Samsung sells some Galaxy phones that have Microsoft office pre-installed.

For many different reasons Microsoft Windows phones failed. But most significantly the reasons was  that many popular apps were not available on Windows phones.

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Terry Myerson, the former head of Windows Phone said, “We had a differentiated experience, but it’s so clear in hindsight that the disruption in business model which Android represented was enormous, and that building our early versions of Windows Phone on an incomplete Windows CE platform, designed for small embedded systems, left us too hobbled to ever catch up.”

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