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For example, Windows does not support Citymapper. Following each failed new venture by Microsoft (Windows phones, Microsoft Band, now Cortana speakers) it is likely any new device Microsoft launches will come with a perceived expiration date which will cast a shadow over its prospect of success, making for a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Tech giant Microsoft has asked its users to switch to an Android or iOS device as it announced the end of support for Windows 10 Mobile, Thurrott reported.

As per observation by Thurrott, Microsoft has suggested to all existing users of Windows 10 Mobile that they should now opt for "other platforms", which basically means Android or iOS. It was at this time that the company released its most recent update for Windows Mobile, which was released in October 2017.

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Belfiore tweeted; "We have tried VERY HARD to incent app devs". This may be due to the fact that the company wants to make sure it does not breaks things when it goes to the public.




PC gaming nearly exclusively means Windows gaming, and for better or worse, that means Microsoft has a massive stake in the platform. Introduction of Windows 8 didn't create much hype.

Microsoft is planning to put its future mobile app development efforts behind the iOS and Android platforms, going forward. The prior head of Window Phone Mr Terry Myerson said a little about its failure in March of past year.

Facebook's hugely popular Messenger app was cut from a huge number of Windows phones in March this year.

Windows 10 Mobile users who stick to their Windows phone will be at a higher risk of security threats if they keep using their phone after Microsoft's cut-off date, but they'll still be functional. The big change is that it's massively recommended you stop using it. After suffering the pain of seeing your beloved Windows Phone losing support, you should probably steer clear of some older iPhones, perhaps even the iPhone 7. When it's time to perform a system update, the OS will clean out the reserved space and use it to store the update files. The Lumia 950 XL comes to mind, as does the HP Elite.

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