Microsoft has formally retired the unique model of Windows 10 Mobile, with no different updates, together with right here safety patches, to be shipped to units working it.
The software program large says this explicit model (listed as 1511) has acquired help for greater than two years, because it’s flagged as having launched in November 2015. But as Neowin famous, Windows 10 Mobile was truly launched to units on March 17, 2016, whereas November 2015 is the month when Microsoft unveiled the Lumia 950/950 XL.
Running Windows 10 Mobile at a time when the working system was nonetheless in growth, Lumia 950 has usually been criticized for its software program bugs, and lots of early adopters blasted Microsoft for launching a tool working unrefined and unfinished software program.
While lower than two years have handed since Microsoft launched Windows 10 Mobile, it’s no shock the firm is attempting to do away with the platform, particularly given all the dangerous press it acquired recently.
Support till 2019
The January 9 date doesn’t come out of the blue because it’s a part of Windows 10 Mobile’s deliberate lifecycle, however pulling help for the unique model of the OS comes at a time when the agency is extra centered on Android and iOS fairly than by itself cell working system.
Updating to newer variations of Windows 10 is a factor that everybody ought to do to stay safe and proceed receiving enhancements, although that is allowed just for a restricted variety of units. Microsoft has steadily decreased the variety of units supported with every new OS replace, and proper now solely roughly 12 units can run the newest model of Windows 10 Mobile.
Windows 10 Mobile will proceed to get safety updates till 2019, however with Microsoft confirming that no new options and are deliberate for the platform, customers can hardly discover a motive to stay with Windows telephones.