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Microsoft recently separated Windows 10 Mobile from the development branch and ultimately sidelined the mobile OS. Although Microsoft’s employees are claiming Windows 10 Mobile is not dead, while new report speaks the opposite.

Windows 10 Mobile has been getting builds from the feature_2 branch. So far in 2017, only one feature has been added to the OS. This won’t change ever as the phones you own today won’t be supported by Microsoft anymore.

Windows 10 on Mobile is the future

Windows 10 will soon be capable of running on any form factor device. Microsoft’s next mobile is likely to be powered Andromeda OS and it is completely different from current Windows 10 Mobile. As the future phones won’t a have special mobile version of Windows 10, Microsoft decided to kill the OS and put it on life support.

The feature2 is a better version of Windows Phone 7.8 update. Microsoft will also backport the new Redstone 3 and 4 UWP APIs to Windows 10 Mobile so that existing phones continue to get latest apps. This basically puts Windows 10 Mobile on an (extended) life support. The existing Windows Phones will continue to receive cumulative and security updates for more than one year.

As Microsoft will move forward with the development of Windows 10, the Redstone 5 UWP APIs may not be added into Windows 10 Mobile. Meaning that Windows 10 Mobile will soon lose the app support while Microsoft will continue to support the OS.

  • Fede

    I will not acquire an other Windows phone device. Isnt worth..

  • cmolinap

    Yeah! I agree with Fede. Isn’t worth acquire an other WP device.

    Microsoft is a pathological liar. It is not possible to have confidence in a company that changes its opinion every hour:

    9:00 am W10M is the Company’s future.
    10:00 am Will put W10M in life support.
    11:00 am MS will continue, whatever happens, supporting W10M.
    12:00 noon W10M not anymore (or any other lie) …

    They are a disgrace … and I stupid to spend a lot of money on a L950 DS.

    That’s life in the tropics.And so we learn.

    • silviuf

      also me. got L950xl because i was satisfied with L630. now i regret the decision. better move to android

  • pege63

    Perhaps the head would be examined with such crazy claims

  • Pablo HP

    Microsoft believe that smartphones are dead. The future now is HoloLens. Microsoft are the company that most times kill your own product.