Windows 10 Mobile

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Windows 10 Mobile
A version of the Windows NT operating system
Windows 10 Logo.svg
Windows 10 Mobile screenshot.svg
Screenshot of the phone version of Windows 10 Mobile
Released to
March 17, 2016; 6 years ago (2016-03-17)
Update methodFirmware over the air
PlatformsARMv7, IA-32
Kernel typeHybrid (Windows NT)
Preceded byWindows Phone 8.1 (2014)
Support status
Unsupported as of December 10, 2019 (Windows 10 Mobile version 1709 is unsupported since January 14, 2020)

Windows 10 Mobile is a discontinued version of the 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.

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Yes, Windows 10 is Coming to Low-End Windows Phones". 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.