When will Microsoft end support for your Windows Phone?
Here are the end of support dates for Windows 10 Mobile.
Back in 2015 when Windows 10 debuted, Microsoft promised to support all versions of the platform with monthly cumulative updates and fixes as part of ‘Windows as a Service’ lifecycle. Since late 2015, and the first version of Windows 10 Mobile (1511), we’ve received three major updates – Anniversary Update ( version 1607), Creators Update (1703), and the Fall Creators Update (1709).
While the 1709 update is probably the last for the current generations of phones before the transition to Andromeda OS (Windows CoreOS), Microsoft’s support page lists December 10 as end of support date for phones running the Fall Creators Update like the Lumia 950.
Now let’s see the current status of all smartphones with Windows 10 Mobile – those coming with the platform out-of-the-box, plus those who had an official upgrade from Windows Phone 8.1.
Although Microsoft cancelled the active development of Windows 10 Mobile, and you shouldn’t expect new features, it’s impressive for how long our smartphones are supported. For example, the flagship Lumia 950 line will get full 4 years of support with feature and cumulative updates, while the Nokia Lumia 1520 – a flagship device from 2013, will be supported for 5 years. Of course, there are some bad examples, like the Acer Liquid devices for which Acer refused to release the updates. But overall, Windows 10 Mobile is here to stay – at least until the end of 2019.