Ex-Microsoft employee Nawzil Nejeeb has now revealed that the Redmond giant is planning to support Windows 10 Mobile devices until December 2019. Nawzil is a reliable source and in a Facebook post, he detailed that Windows Phones with Windows 10 Mobile Fall Creators Update will be supported until the end of 2019.
Microsoft supports each version of Windows 10 Mobile for at least 26 months and the support could be extended as well, if the company plans to extend support for the operating system, it will be announced within 1 year of the below dates.
Windows 10 Mobile version 1511 build 10586 / Initial Release: January 9, 2018
Windows 10 Mobile version 1607 build 14393 / Anniversary Update: October 9, 2018
Windows 10 Mobile version 1703 build 15063 / Creators Update: June 11, 2019
Windows 10 Mobile version 1709 build 15254 / Fall Creators Update: December 10, 2019
Compatible Lumia phones with Windows 10 Mobile Fall Creators Update will be supported into 2020 with bug fixes and improvements. Microsoft is actually supporting the Lumia phones for around 4 years from the launch date. “(Lumia phones) get Feature Updates during those 2 years. Each Feature Update is supported for around 26 months. The last Feature Update that a Lumia phone gets at the end of the 2 years will be supported for around 2 years, so the total support period for a Lumia phone is around 4 years from the date it is launched,” Nawzil says.
Remember that the Windows Phones that are not compatible with the Fall Creators Update won’t be supported and after the company drops support for those phones, you may need to buy a new supported Windows Phone.
The Fall Creators Update is the last major update for Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore earlier confirmed that the company will support the existing phones but with only bug fixes. It is highly likely that Microsoft will not even add minor change such as new emojis to Windows 10 Mobile, the operating system will be however getting new changes but only for enterprises.