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Microsoft Kills Off Windows 10 Mobile Version 1703

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Microsoft Kills Off Windows 10 Mobile Version 1703 

Windows 10 Mobile gets closer to its complete demise


The end of Windows 10 Mobile altogether is just around the corner, as Microsoft has just killed one of the last versions of the smartphone operating system.

The June 2019 Patch Tuesday rollout marked the last update cycle for Windows 10 Mobile version 1703 (Creators Update), so moving forward, only devices that run Windows 10 Mobile version 1709 continue to get security updates.

“Windows 10 Mobile, version 1703, reached end of service on June 11, 2019. Devices running Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise will no longer receive monthly security and quality updates that contain protection from the latest security threats. To continue receiving security and quality updates, Microsoft recommends updating to the latest version of Windows 10,” Microsoft says.Windows 10 Mobile pretty much gone alreadyDespite Windows 10 Mobile still being kept alive with security patches, the platform as a whole has been abandoned for many months already.

Microsoft recommended users to switch from Windows 10 Mobile to Android or iOS, especially as it’s been working around the clock to make all of its apps and services available on the two platforms.

At this point, the full demise of Windows 10 Mobile is only a matter of time, as Microsoft will stop servicing version 1709, the last one still getting updates, in December 2019. Beyond this date, Windows 10 Mobile will cease to exist, and Microsoft will finally be able to leave behind what has become one of its biggest failed products.

On the other hand, given that Windows 10 version 1709 isn’t even available for a substantial part of the device base in the Windows mobile ecosystem, the platform is more or less obsolete anyway, especially when looking at the existing app portfolio which shrinks pretty much every day.

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