Windows 10 Mobile updates
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It’s Patch Tuesday and Microsoft is also pushing out new cumulative updates with security fixes to Windows 10 Mobile handsets. Today’s update is rolling out to Windows Phone handsets such as Lumia 950, Lumia 650 and HP Elite x3 with fixes and improvements.

Windows 10 Mobile Build 15254.556 is rolling out to devices with Fall Creators Update. As per the changelog, the update appears to include security improvements for Microsoft Edge, Windows apps, Windows graphics, and Windows kernel.

You can download and install this cumulative updates on devices like HP Elite x3, Lumia 950/950XL, Lumia 650, Lumia 550, Wileyfox Pro and Alcatel IDOL 4S.

There’s another cumulative update for older Windows Phone. If you are using a device with Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update, you will receive Build 15063.1689 and it includes similar bug fixes.

Windows 10 Mobile support

Microsoft is all set to end support for Windows 10 Mobile later this year. The company isn’t going to release any new feature but it’ll still deliver the security updates until December 2019. After December 2019, Microsoft can leave its mobile platform behind once and for all.

Microsoft recommends users to move to an Android or iOS device when Windows 10 Mobile is discontinued, emphasizing that all of its apps are available on these platforms too.

“With the Windows 10 Mobile OS end of support, we recommend that customers move to a supported Android or iOS device. Microsoft’s mission statement to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, compels us to support our Mobile apps on those platforms and devices,” Microsoft explained.

  • Jorge Roman

    I’m not going to leave, and stop nagging me so I go to buy a smartphone with iOS or Android.

  • YeahRrright

    What is Lumia 950s? There is only 950 and 950xl… Who writes this stuff?

    • drearyworlds

      It’s just plural. They referred to the individual phone models above and were consolidating them the second time around.

  • drearyworlds

    “emphasizing that all of its apps are available on these platforms too.”

    EXCEPT GROOVE MUSIC.

    • YeahRrright

      OMG, I am so upset about what they are doing and not doing about Groove! I can rant about it nonstop!

  • Steve Gill

    Why would we want to move to an inferior OS and phones with terrible antennae and cameras?

    • Terrible antennae and cameras? I never experience any so far.

      • Steve Gill

        In comparison to the Lumia 650 and 950 there are only a few smartphones whose antennae safe as good and none of those are the 2 with cameras as good as the 950

  • akash kumar

    Ending windows Phone is a perfect example of destroying a promising and bright software by stupid decision makers lacking vision and technology…rip windows Phone

    • But I also heard that the replacement is in the work, so probably only time will tell.

      • Nelman1

        We can only hope!

      • YeahRrright

        It seems to be echoes form the alternative universe where MSFT didn’t kill WP. In our reality, however, we will never see a mobile phone from MSFT. Currently it is likely they might release a surface, but instead of a keyboard there will be a second screen. And I am not sure who needs it, but let them try I guess…

  • The Net Avenger

    The PROBLEM with moving to Android is the lack of stability, security, updates, and malware. iOS is marginally better, but is still a massive downgrade compared to WM10.

    The security differences are also not directly correlated to marketshare, as WP/WM Application model was designed from the ground up with hard isolation and other security mechanisms, which also includes how UWP as a framework was designed for screening and external server/link monitoring by the Microsoft Store technologies. Which also can be used as an example that marketshare is not correlative, as there are 800 billion users running UWP Apps from the Microsoft Store on Windows 10.

    Outside of security, having a device that always works, doesn’t have Bluetooth/wifi/camera issues is kind of nice… Add in Apps are incredibly stable and even the latest iPhone or top end Android device can be really annoying with device and App crashes. It is also rather sad/telling that a device from 2015 feels faster and often flat out is.

    Google services are also a concern with tracking and data collection that cannot be blocked, as the reporting using IP spoofing and hand offs through any site using Google Analytics.

    I hope Microsoft has something in the works, even if it will be business/non-consumer focused. Even using Skype/VoIP with an LTE enabled device would offer a path forward. The phone/mobile space still needs an alternative and I would prefer a device (from any OEM) that can build on the security and features in Windows.

    • Lung W

      Same here, w10m is the best OS. MICROSOFT should never give up this OS

    • Eduardo Soares

      I agree with you completely. I even modified my android phone to use everything from Microsoft. Microsoft launcher, keyboard, Edge, Bing search and more, but it just doesn´t fell the same as the Windows 10 Mobile. I’m going back to Lumia 950, android it´s not good enough.

  • spitfire23

    I have been a lumia 540 user for last 3 plus years, i am extremely pleased with the performance so far. It seldom crashed and has always been providing me fluid performance. Agreed that the business for the windows phones is negligible, at least Microsoft should have found innovative ways to keep these phones running. The androids sucks big time don’t feel like going for it, will try to hold onto my Lumia till the last. Shame on you Microsoft.

  • Vikas Kumar

    Feeling sad with the thought of window phone devices coming to the end of support.

    Best mobile operating system, but unable to understand why didn’t work well.

  • Lung W

    I would really want to see Microsoft overturn the decision to end support of windows 10 mobile OS as app and games has start pouring up on the store ,which show that this is a good sign and continue support to W10M,i also think that w10m OS is one of the best and more secure OS for phone