Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft is still providing required updates to the Windows 10 Mobile OS platform but the company is no longer developing new features for the OS.

The development of Windows 10 Mobile was stopped in 2017 but the OS is getting quality improvements and security patches every month on second Tuesday. A new cumulative update for Windows 10 Mobile is now rolling out.

This new update is called KB4478936. It includes quality improvements and no new OS features have been addressed. Windows 10 Mobile Build number has been increased to 15254.544 after this update.

The main improvements of this update are:

  • Microsoft is providing security patches to various parts of the OS Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows App Platform, Windows Frameworks, Microsoft Graphics Content, Windows Graphics, Microsoft Edge, Windows Kernel, Windows Storage and Filesystem, Windows Authentication and Windows Wireless Networking.

The new December 2018 cumulative update for Windows 10 Mobile should be downloaded automatically or users can manually start the update process by opening the Settings page.

It’s worth noting that the mainstream support of Windows 10 Mobile OS will end in December of 2019.¬†Microsoft will keep providing the essential quality updates and security patches to the platform until December 10, 2019.

In related news, the users with Windows Phone 8.1 handset are experiencing issues while downloading apps and games from the Windows Store. The Windows Phone 8.1 handsets are no longer receiving cumulative updates and the company recently announced that it will stop accepting updates for the Windows Phone 8.1 apps next year.