Microsoft officially ended support for their Windows phones today and now the final Windows 10 Mobile operating system update has begun to roll out to users’ handsets.
This latest, and final, OS update brings Windows 10 Mobile to build 15254.600.
Here’s the official release notes:
- Updates to improve security when Windows performs basic operations.
- Updates to improve security when using external devices (such as game controllers and web cameras).
- Updates an issue in which the Microsoft Store might fail to open on Windows on Arm.
Improvements and fixes
- This security update includes quality improvements. Key changes include:
- Addresses an issue in which the Microsoft Store might fail to open on Windows on Arm.
- Security updates to Windows Virtualization, Windows Kernel, Windows Peripherals, the Microsoft Scripting Engine, and Windows Server.
While Windows phones should continue to function for a while, the majority of apps and services on the devices will soon start ceasing to work, if they haven’t already.
Our own Laurent wrote a bit about the state of the platform here which you should check out if you’re still using a Windows phone as your primary mobile device. While I personally prefer Apple’s iPhone after moving on from my Windows phone, those expecting to pick up Microsoft’s upcoming “Surface Phone,” the Surface Duo, should make the switch to Android as that’s the operating system that will be powering that device.
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