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Microsoft might have given up on the current edition of Windows 10 Mobile but the rumours have made it clear that old phones will still be supported until the end of 2018. Windows 10 Mobile is considerably slower than Windows Phone 8.1 and it has always been criticized for the poor performance.

In a test conducted by Windows Phone enthusiasts, Windows 10 Mobile startup is 20% slower than Windows Phone 8.1. Even on benchmarks test, Windows Phone 8.1 outperformed Windows 10 Mobile. Microsoft is, however, releasing new updates to Windows 10 smartphones but overall the operating system is still slow in terms of performance.

Microsoft’s employee shared a good news on Twitter. The senior program manager, Brandon Leblanc has confirmed to a user that Microsoft is working to make Windows 10 Mobile as fast as Windows Phone 8.1.

Brandon also claimed that his Lumia 950 XL has gotten a bit snappier after the recent preview updates. When a Windows Insider asked Microsoft, “Do you think Windows 10 Mobile will get the same level of optimization as Windows Phone 8.1? WP8.1 was super fast.” To which, Brandon replied, “I know people are working on it! On my Lumia 950 XL, it feels over the last few builds its gotten a bit snappier.”

Do you often experience performance related issues on your Windows 10 phone? Let us know in the comments below.

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