Microsoft quietly extends support for Windows 10 Mobile

Image Courtesy: PhoneDog.com

Windows 10 Mobile has been a dead platform for years now and Microsoft themselves recommended users to try Android iOS where its services are regularly updated. On December 10, Microsoft shipped the final cumulative update for Windows 10 Mobile and confirmed the end of support.

Windows 10 Mobile has officially reached its end of life and is no longer supported, but in a surprising move, the software maker has decided to extend the life of Windows 10 Mobile by one month.

Microsoft on Friday quietly announced it had extended Windows 10 Mobile’s end-of-support date by about 30 days. Microsoft’s mobile OS was originally scheduled to fall out of “security support” on December 10, 2019.

According to updated documentation, Microsoft is now planning to end support for Windows 10 Mobile on January 14, 2020. After January, Microsoft will no longer deliver security patches for Windows 10 Mobile, which could lead to security issues and other problems for users who continue to run the OS after the end date.

“Windows 10 Mobile, version 1709 will reach end of service on January 14, 2020. Devices running Windows 10 Mobile and Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise will no longer receive monthly security and quality updates that contain protection from the latest security threats,” the updated document reads.

We don’t know why Microsoft has extended the support, but this move aligns Windows 10 Mobile end-of-life with Windows 7 SP1 EOL date.

One month extension is some good news for users running Windows 10 Mobile, but it’s not clear if another cumulative update will be released in January.