Windows 10 Mobile

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Windows 10 Mobile
Version of the Windows NT operating system
Screenshot of the phone version of Windows 10 Mobile
DeveloperMicrosoft
Released to
manufacturing
November 20, 2015; 6 years ago
Latest release10.0.15254.603 (KB4535289) / January 14, 2020; 2 years ago
Update methodFirmware over the air
PlatformsARMv7, IA-32
Kernel typeHybrid (Windows NT)
Preceded byWindows RT (2012) and Windows Phone 8.1 (2014)
Official websitemicrosoft.com/mobile/windows10
Support status
Version 1511 November Update: Unsupported as of January 9, 2018

Version 1607 Anniversary Update: Unsupported as of October 9, 2018

Version 1703 Creators Update: Unsupported as of June 11, 2019

Version 1709 Fall Creators Update: Unsupported as of January 14, 2020

Windows 10 Mobile version 1709 is eligible for the Extended Security Updates (ESU) service. This paid service will be available to all in yearly installments, with pricing yet to be announced. Security updates will be available for the operating system until at most January 10, 2023.

Windows 10 Mobile is the fourth and final version of the discontinued Windows Phone operating system. Unlike the regular Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile was meant to run on phones and tablet computers with screen sizes of 8 inches or smaller. These mobile devices used the ARM or IA-32 processor architectures.

Microsoft ceased providing security updates on January 14, 2020, the same day as for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008/R2. On December 29, 2019, Microsoft announced it will be offering a 'free' extended security updates up to three year, until January 10, 2023, the same day as of Windows 8.1.

History[change | change source]

Windows 10 Mobile worked closely together with Windows 10 for computers. Content would be synchronized across devices, apps made for Windows 10 on PCs, Android, and iOS could be remade to work on Windows 10 Mobile, and most high-end phones allowed the user to plug in their device to a computer monitor and use a "computer-like" interface with a mouse and keyboard.

Many phones that ran on Windows Phone 8.1 were able to get a free upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile. It was up to manufacturers and carriers to issue the update. Certain features were not available on low-end or midrange devices.[1]

Windows 10 Mobile came out on March 17, 2016. It was released shortly after Windows 10 for computers, which came out on July 29, 2015.[2] In October 2017, Microsoft stopped active development of Windows 10 Mobile, except for security updates, because few people were using it. Microsoft ceased providing security updates on January 14, 2020, the same day as for Windows 7. On December 29, 2019, Microsoft announced it will be offering a 'free' extended security updates up to three year after ending of extended support, the same day as of Windows 8.1.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Yes, Windows 10 is Coming to Low-End Windows Phones". thurrot.com. Petri. February 9, 2015. Retrieved February 11, 2015.
  2. "Windows 10 won't launch on phones this summer". The Verge. Vox Media. 30 April 2015. Retrieved July 2, 2015.