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Windows Phone 8.1 is no longer supported

Nokia Lumia 930 all colors official press photo
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Microsoft officially ended Windows Phone 8.1 support

More than three years after Microsoft released the major update from Windows Phone 8.0 to Windows Phone 8.1, the mobile operating system is officially out of support. Windows Phone 8.1 was a huge update for the Nokia Lumia smartphones, introducing a bunch of interesting features such as Cortana voice assistant, Notification Center, UI changes, and more.

But even Windows Phone 8.1 was unable to compete successfully with Android and iOS, especially when Microsoft reduced the Lumia line and started working on Windows 10 Mobile and UWP apps.

Windows Phone 8.1 is actually dead for more than two years, with no security updates and new features rolling out to the devices. At the same time, many of the old apps developed exclusively for Windows Phone (non-UWP apps) were killed off as the platform almost disappeared from the market. However, even today, the majority (around 80%) of the active phones are still not upgraded to Windows 10 Mobile – the only version of Windows mobile that is still supported.

Windows 10 Mobile is updated monthly with cumulative patches and fixes, but the current devices are not likely to receive new features as Microsoft has decided to restart its mobile efforts with ARM64 version of Windows 10 Mobile with CShell and a brand new mobile-type device (a.k.a Surface Phone).

Do you still have some of the good old Windows 8.1 phones like the Lumia 920 and 1020?

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